HEAVENDROPt was conceived during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
Evergreen CEO, Sue Buchholtz was invited to the base by John Stross, founder of Remember Honor Support, a nonprofit that supports veterans.
During the visit to MacDill AFB, Sue was shown the careful examination of used parachutes prior to them being cleared for use by the military for additional jumps. Sue saw the potential to develop products from the parachutes that could not be used again. Sue’s vision was to develop a social enterprise that included employing people with disabilities, giving back to veteran organizations and recycling. This started the development of a business plan and process to make this vision a reality.
All Heavendropt products are handmade by the people served by Evergreen Life Services with developmental disabilities and Veterans with disabilities.
Products are made in the US out of recycled military parachutes.
All products are organic and vegan friendly.
HEAVENDROPt is a part of Evergreen Life Services and is a 501c3 nonprofit.
Funds are used to pay competitive wages to people with disabilities who make our products.
Our goal is to supply meaningful work to people with disabilities.
Whether a veteran or their family member that is in need of care or already receiving care, our organization cares, is knowledgeable, and will give the right advice to Qualify for benefits.
We want to educate families on how to avoid disqualifying for Aid and Attendance benefits, or any other benefit they may be entitled to.
We are a federally exempt 501(c)3 Non-Profit corporation.
Our mission is to assist Veterans and their families when they are looking for resources to help pay for custodial care costs as well as disability and other federal program eligibility reqs.