In 1997 we cofounded the Planet Access Company
with Search, Inc.
. Planet Access Company, or PAC, is a life–skills training group that provides Search, Inc. clients with training and work opportunities, one of which is the Toad warehouse and distribution center. It’s an initiative that we’re very proud of and one that’s been woven into the fabric of our company since the beginning.
In the mid-nineties we were making fleece hats and vests in Chicago and had tons of fleece scraps left over. After partnering with Search, the Camping Pillow Program
was born: Search clients would assemble pillows from the fleece scraps, then pack and distribute to retailers around the country. Crewmembers were paid good wages and all proceeds from pillow sales went back into supporting PAC. That was the beginning of the Planet Access Company.
Today, the PAC warehouse is a full–time, third party logistics provider that processes 100% of Toad&Co&’s inventory. Every unit of Toad&Co clothing is picked, packed, and shipped with unmatched enthusiasm by the PAC work crew.
Employees are paid for their hard work and a portion of PAC proceeds go toward sending crewmembers and Search clients on much deserved vacations to through the Search For Adventure program. All the proceeds from PAC help to create a more accessible planet for adults with disabilities by giving them the chance to work, live and play.
For more information on Planet Access Company and Search, Inc. visit search-inc.org