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Winona Knits & Mitts is operated by Winona ORC (Occupational Rehabilitation Center) a non-profit which provides work opportunities for people with disabilities. For over four decades, Winona ORC has been committed to providing learning opportunities, job training, and employment for people with disabilities.

For most of us, our basic living needs are met through our work. However, work does much more than merely provides income: it provides identity, purpose, structure, and social interaction. Work brings independence and helps us to be productive members of the community. For those with a disability, work may be the most important element of their lives.

Each year, our employment programs help over 400 people prepare for, seek, and secure employment. Your purchase of Winona Knits & Mitts mittens helps to employ, educate, and empower our workers.

We are passionate about our role and strive every day to empower our clients to achieve their dreams!