Name of Non-Profit Organization * BAWAC, Inc.
Today’s Date: * Friday, May 7, 2021
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 61-0844925
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1973
Address * 7970 Kentucky Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
United States
County * Boone
Your Name * Shari Olson
Your Title * Social Media/Fundraising Coordinator
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (859) 371-4410
Executive Director’s Name * Kenneth Schmidt
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (5) Education
  • (10) Life Skills
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? We serve nearly 500 clients in 4 programs in 8 counties; we run 35 different jobs and label, package, and assemble items for a wide variety of manufacturers; we collaborate with special education programs in the school-to-work transition; we transport over 200 clients in 6 counties to and from various agencies on a daily basis; we offer services for those at the other end of the work spectrum – when work is no longer feasible due to age, illness, disability, or injury – to provide them with daily mental stimulation, physical activity and socialization.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Internships Welcomed!
Volunteer coordinator Shari Olson
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (859) 371-4410