A while ago, the camp team at the YMCA had a little person on staff. Unfortunately, the uniform that the camp team would wear was not offered in a size that would comfortably accommodate the staff member. So, they engaged the RTPS team to figure out a solution.
The RTPS team worked with the Camp team and the vendor to develop a uniform program. We oversaw the development of the clothing that was to be used and had the vendor manufacture a uniform that would fit the staff member. And at no charge to the YMCA. The vendor’s commitment to the organization and to the principle of inclusion - ensuring that all camp staff were outfitted with the exact same apparel - really got the attention of YMCA decision makers. The result was a very happy staff member who was made to feel a part of the team as well as a strengthened relationship between the YMCA and vendor.
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