Recent Feedback from Business Owners and Corporate Groups!
A positive impact on the community
Quadrangle has long admired StopGap and when the opportunity to get our hands dirty in the shop came up, we jumped at the opportunity. Haley Rae and Velanie were a pleasure to work with while Luke was as charismatic as ever and let us pick his brain about design solutions and how he grew his organization. Our team had a great time prepping ramps for distribution to businesses, residences, and cultural institutions across the province. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with your team or friends while also making a positive impact on the community, I highly recommend doing a Paint Day.
An incredible time laughing and learning and painting
I wanted to extend my thanks to the StopGap Foundation for inviting us in for the day to help paint ramps. It ranks as one of my best days of the year. The kindness, generosity and compassion of the team is evident in everything they do: from providing information to me and my fellow volunteers about the mission and value of StopGap, to instructing us on the best way to paint (there’s a technique!), Velanie, Haley Rae and Luke were equal parts patient and fun, and I had an incredible time laughing and learning and painting. Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of the StopGap mission for the day!
It was a great experienceIt was a great experience to participate and to know that a ramp I helped paint was going to be used by a specific vendor.
We are always striving to provide equal access
Here at Charlie’s having a StopGap ramp in our space has significantly improved our customer, volunteer, and staff’s experience using the entrance. As a bike shop, the obvious benefit is the ease of entering and exiting the shop with a bike in hand, but it’s also added so much more. We are always striving to provide equal access to everyone in the community, and to be an ally whenever we can. Because we are both a shop, and community charity space it meant a lot to us to be able to make our storefront accessible. Thank you StopGap!
We are thrilled to be able to accommodate
Originally, our busy downtown restaurant only had one wheelchair accessible entrance which was through our side door. We were always more than happy to assist and accommodate all of our patrons but it could occasionally prove to be an inconvenience for all parties involved. Fortunately, we were informed about getting in touch with the very friendly folks at StopGap. There it was: a mobile, yet very sturdy gateway through our front doors. Now all of our customers can enter through our front door with ease and dignity and we are thrilled to be able to accommodate them as such.
Making a true connection to the community
StopGap was an incredible experience. I learned through Luke, just how inaccessible places can be. What he did about it is truly inspiring. These ramps are custom built to accommodate many spaces, sizes, and placements. The program is making a true connection to the community and businesses who can now welcome all customers through the use of a StopGap ramp. Working with the team and painting the ramps felt great. I can’t wait to mention StopGap to any business I come across that does not have a ramp.
StopGap in the News
See Change - The Magazine of Social Entrepreneurship, April 2, 2020When Social Distancing is Impossible: Health and safety strategies for people with disabilities
reasons to be cheerful, March 4, 2020The DIY Wheelchair Ramp - A device that turns impassable into accessible
WSOC-TV, February 27, 2020Local organization works to make Charlotte accessible for people of all abilities