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Chicago-based Door and Window Guard Systems has a long history of giving back to the communities they serve. One example is their long-term partnership with the Shore Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center located in Morton Grove, Illinois.

The mission of Shore Community Services is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Shore does this through educational, residential and vocational programs provided with community integrated support and services. 

Lisa Wright, COO at Shore describes the organization “Our tagline is ‘Guiding Individual Abilities’ which aims to empower every individual to achieve greater independence and a higher quality of life. We envision a world where individuals, at any level of developmental, intellectual and physical ability, enjoy vibrant and fulfilling lives while engaging in the communities where they live, work and play.” 

February 2020 marks seven years since DAWGS started working with Shore Packaging Solutions. DAWGS employs Shore team members to sort and rekit their door and window guard materials once removed from a property. Shore employees sort and repackage individual DAWGS components and ready them to be redeployed to secure vacant properties.

Diego Garcia, Plant Manager for Shore commented “We really like working with DAWGS because the work is consistent. The consistency of the job enables the individuals working on DAWGS’ account to become experts at the tasks asked of them.”

The relationship between DAWGS and Shore Services is beneficial to both parties. DAWGS receives great service at a competitive rate and Shore is able to provide work for 20 individuals on a consistent basis.