Those most affected by today's slowing economy are people who have limited education, very low to no income, hard to employ, and seemingly unemployable in the traditional workplace. Unfortunately, job creation creeps at a pace slower than the needs of these residents and their families.
Fortunately, careers in sales and customer service are always in demand and offer unlimited earning potential requiring minimal formal education, but evolving communication skills. Our role is to offer a means of support to those committed to acquiring those skills through on-thejob commission sales training.
Working on commission sales is a tough way to earn a living. Especially when you're starting out with little to no livable income. We support, encourage, and serve those individuals who are working to create an income for themselves and their families.
Graceful Hands is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization formed to provide assistance with housing, food, transportation, and social services to participants in on-the-job training programs working as independent sales and customer service representatives.
We work closely with several for-profit business organizations that specialize in recruiting and training agents from underserved communities for on-the-job direct sales careers which pay 100% commission. We assist with rooming, meals, personal grooming, and uniform costs to enable agents to build a sustainable sales income.
Our fundraising agents are also members of our organization whom we serve. They help to ensure we raise funds to provide the services they benefit from.
We are currently partnering with social organizations to provide a myriad of services to
strengthen and increase our member's mental, physical, social, and economic health.THIS IS OUR GOAL
Our mission is to help stabilize people from underserved areas who are working to create an income for themselves through on-the job training in sales and customer service.
Our goal is to create a system where those whom we help can position themselves to reach back and help others from their community, effecting positive change one person at a time.
Graceful Hands was started in 2012 in an effort to help individuals struggling to sustain themselves while working on-the-job in commission sales training. These are people who have been underrepresented, ignored, forgotten and sometimes written off by society due to their poor living environment, limited education, and some have a background of poor choices.
We believe that if they have chosen to make a better life for themselves in one of the toughest jobs there is, they deserve some support to help them succeed. There are too many people who still experience the pain and sorrow of life-altering issues including financial problems, depression, broken households and other issues that often lead to a feeling of unworthiness or sometimes lead to destructive or fatal outcomes.
For those who have chosen to make a path to a better living, we work to provide them with basic living needs, emotional support, and encouragement. This is made possible only by the "Graceful Hands" of supporters who take the time to speak with our agents, make in-kind contributions, and donate funds. We thank you. Maurice McClain, Founder and Executive Director