CREATING JOBS FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME
ONE 10C CONTAINER AT A TIME
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
It’s pretty hard to find a job these days, I know.
But it’s always been hard for me and other people like me.
As a disabled person, it’s tricky to find work that is a good fit for your needs - and even hard to find something you like and actually want to do.
But as 10 Cent Tom, I now get to do the things I love every day!
That’s why I’ve made it my mission to create the same opportunities for other people with disabilities.
But I can’t do it alone…
My charity exists to provide relief for people who suffer from distress, marginalisation, social or economic disadvantage, misfortune, or helplessness due to living with a disability.
People with disabilities experience various barriers to employment, such as discrimination in the workplace, stigma, prejudice, and stereotypes.
Just over half in labour force
Compared with 84% or 11.8 million without a disability, just over half – 53%, or 1.1 million – working age people with a disability are in the labour force.
In 2017, 29% of long-term unemployed Australians had disabilities. Long-term unemployment on its own puts people at a disadvantage, as they lack recent work experience and references.
BENEFITS OF RECYCLING WITH ME
You are helping create social and economic participation opportunities for people like me
You are helping me highlight the challenges people with disabilities experience
You are joining me in showing the Gold Coast, and the rest of the world, what people with disabilities can achieve
You get to enjoy my easy, convenient, no-fuss no-stress services… and my dad jokes
You get the satisfaction of having a positive impact on our environment, our community, and people like me - triple whammy!
Together, we are making a cleaner, greener tomorrow -
WHAT DO MY INCREDIBLE
SUPPORTERS HAVE TO SAY?
Genius mind. Gigantic heart.
Both inspirational and aspirational to anyone worrying about what the post Covid-19 world holds for them. Tom sees the opportunities and is busy creating his own future and by doing so is a beacon of hope in a new world - a world where we have the opportunity to change the way we live and work; to be a more caring, inclusive, tolerant and compassionate global society.
Dedicated… with plenty of zeal
I met Tom in the street about a year ago now and have been collecting bottles for him ever since. It’s a great opportunity to support him as he is really a dedicated young man with plenty of zeal, having a ‘go’ at life. Well done Tom!!
His joy for life is contagious…
I have known Tom for many years and he always has a big smile on his face! His joy for life is contagious and he is a true inspiration for overcoming major scoliosis spinal surgery. He is dedicated and an extremely hard worker - I could not recommend him enough.