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Our mission is to inspire and support people with disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment opportunities. For over 60 years, we have been a trusted resource for adults with disabilities and their families. With a continuum of employment and training opportunities, we are uniquely qualified to support whatever path you or your loved one chooses.

Our Organizational Employment program offers paid jobs in a supported environment at BCI Packaging with continuous opportunities to advance. Our Competitive Employment programs connect people to area jobs where they earn the same pay, benefits, and responsibilities as non-disabled team members. Your donations provide training, support, assistive equipment and programming to help adults with disabilities achieve their career goals.

Engage with us on social media and learn ways you can advocate for employment opportunities and choice for adults with disabilities. Each month you will see our team's latest awesome accomplishments, learn about upcoming events and programs, and more.
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read more › BCI was founded in 1959. Our celebrated history rests upon the foundation of People, Partnerships, Community. Every day we are setting the standard for socially conscious and business focused success-a success that we fully attribute to the individuals that make up the BCI team. Our greatest assets are our employees. We are proud to provide jobs and opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. Our focus is on abilities. Our Employment Continuum provides meaningful and fulfilling employment for men and women-where they are today, where they can be tomorrow, and all the unique journeys in between.

read more › BCI's story began over 60 years ago when two business-minded women shared a desire to create opportunities for people with disabilities. Jane Crider and Margaret Holmes believed that every person should have the right to use their abilities and skills to lead a productive life. Their operation began in 1959 when they transformed their passion into a working business model. At the start, their home-based candle shop in St. Charles, Mo. employed one adult with a disability as a candle maker. As news of their efforts spread, so did the number of adults with disabilities who saw an opportunity to use their abilities and benefit from working in the community with Jane and Margaret.

read more › People will always be the core of our organization. We deeply value not only the adults with disabilities we employ and serve but also our outstanding staff and dedicated board. A board of passionate individuals governs BCI and is committed to the advancement of our mission. Members are professional and community leaders who contribute their own unique skills as volunteers. With enthusiasm, strategic thinking, and fiscal responsibility, they shape our organization as we serve adults with disabilities.

read more › We are completely thrilled every day about Marshall having this opportunity and being able to make this choice. But more than anything, we're thrilled that he's thrilled all the time about working at BCI. For people with disabilities, this is the one place that they don't judge you. They accept you for who you are and don't look at you any differently. Jacob knows what it's like to be 'special, ' but what he wants is to be normal. He works for BCI and is proud of his "factory job." It gives him a regular routine.

read more › Founded as Boone Center, Inc., BCI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer a choice of employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities along a continuum of opportunities. We offer these choices through our Organizational and Competitive Employment programs, as well as our newest venture, the BCI Skills Center. The Organizational Program operates as BCI Packaging, a for-purpose contact packaging business that serves the co-packing and light manufacturing needs of companies across the country and world.

read more › BCI is fortunate to have the support of many businesses, organizations, and foundations as we work to advance opportunities for people living with disabilities. A special thanks also goes to our Funding Partners. Without their financial assistance, BCI would not be able to serve the people who need employment support.

read more › Come one, come all to BCI's 15th annual gala, Behind the Mask: A Million Dreams! Prepare to be amazed with a night full of food, beverages, live music, and much more! All proceeds will support BCI's mission of supporting and inspiring adults with disabilities through our continuum of employment opportunities. This event will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Water's Edge Banquet Center in St. Peters, Mo. Our Behind the Mask gala was established in 2008 and celebrates individuals who do great things behind the scenes to ensure that adults living with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

read more › Jim Lang was a mentor, advocate and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jim was a servant leader. His dedication to BCI's mission was inspiring and invaluable. He was a visionary who had a heart for integrating people with disabilities into the workforce, and his vision continues to guide us. Please join us each year as we honor and remember Jim at the Jim Lang Memorial Golf Tournament at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Missouri. All proceeds will benefit BCI and its mission to inspire and support people with disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment opportunities.

read more › Believing in yourself means having faith in your capabilities. When you believe in yourself, you can overcome self-doubt and have confidence to take action and get things done. Each T-shirt purchased will benefit BCI's employment programs for adults with disabilities. These shirts are a high-quality Bella + Canvas brand, made of pre-shrunk 100% combed and ring spun cotton. They are being offered in adult unisex sizes small-4X and in five different colors! T-shirts will be shipped approximately four weeks after the sale closes.

read more › We may have a long and distinguished history as a sheltered workshop, but we are so much more. Every day we impact the lives of people with disabilities by creating real opportunities for meaningful work. Every day we see the skill, passion, motivation, and heart they bring to the job. We know adults with disabilities can contribute to productive business organizations, and we have a plan to get them there, if they so choose. Our employment continuum reflects our knowledge that every person has his or her own unique abilities-and that every person can contribute.

read more › The vision of BCI is for all people to achieve their potential and find purpose through meaningful work. We work toward this vision through many different programs. Whether you are an adult with a disability seeking employment or vocational training-or you do not live with a disability but want to help advance our mission as a member of our staff, BCI has a place for you. In order to qualify for some specific staff positions, you must meet certain skill and education requirements. BCI may also require the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

read more › People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be very successful in competitive workplaces. The competitive employment Program at BCI helps individuals enter the local workforce by providing services and removing barriers that oftentimes hinder them from finding or keeping a job. Competitive employment is for individuals who want to work alongside non-disabled individuals while earning the same opportunities, benefits, and pay. Competitive employment is a large and vital part of the continuum of services we provide.

read more › BCI's mission is to inspire and support people with disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment opportunities. For some, being employed under our Organizational Employment Program offers a fun and safe environment with an opportunity to thrive. The Organizational Employment Program is designed to offer full support for people with varying levels of abilities. Our dedicated team of Employment Support Specialists works to accommodate each individual's unique needs.

read more › Imagine doing something amazing today to support the personal growth of adults with disabilities! There are lots of ways you can make a difference. Your donations provide training and support to help adults with disabilities achieve the confidence and skills needed to advance their career goals. NAP tax credits are available! Our generous corporate partners also take a leading role in fulfilling our mission. Did you know you can turn your everyday online shopping into support for BCI? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

read more › BCI has been approved to leverage $241,000 in Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) state tax credits. These offer eligible donors giving $1,000 or more an amazing way to reduce the amount of taxes they owe while supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Donations received under this program will be used to expand services and offer employment to 48 more people with disabilities so they can achieve their personal self-development goals while earning wages and contributing to their community.

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