Join us for SHOPABILITY SATURDAY
MARCH 5, 2022
Connectable is excited to present Shopability Saturday – a citywide event that invites our entire community to support more than 150 businesses across Jacksonville that provide employment opportunities for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs).
Participating is simple. Use our searchable, interactive map below to locate IDD-inclusive businesses right in your neighborhood. Then, select one or more to support on Shopability Saturday. The rest is up to you – whether you dine in, take out, shop, or play!
Together, let’s shine a light on those who choose to see the abilities of individuals with IDDs and celebrate their contributions!
Looking to get the most out of your Shopability Saturday?
You can download our comprehensive event guide to learn more about our city’s commitment to inclusive employment opportunities, hear from business leaders, and gain further understanding about the power of language and opportunity.
Check out the Shopability map to support businesses that employ people with IDDs in our area.
Find your next best employee by contacting one of our nonprofit employment partners here.
Connect with local nonprofits who help individuals with IDDs find tailored employment opportunities.
Take the #ShopabilityJax Challenge
Don’t forget to enter the #ShopabilityJax challenge for a chance to win one of TWO $100 Visa cards!
Here’s how to participate:
1. Visit any business on the Shopability map.
2. Take a selfie in front of the business or snap a photo of what you purchased.
3. Post your picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag, #ShopabillityJax AND tagging @ConnectableJax for one entry to the drawing.
Earn a Bonus Entry!
To earn two entries to the drawing, stop by one our featured Shopability businesses! Look for our featured partners by selecting "featured" in the dropdown menu, and denoted on the map with blue camera.
Two winners will be randomly selected and contacted via their social media accounts. All who participate are agreeing to Connectable sharing their image and caption on the movement’s social channels. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media platforms.
Interactive Shopability map
Support one of Jacksonville's inclusive employers -- from dining to shopping to banking and more. Click a map marker or choose a category from the dropdown menu to get started. Don't see your favorite inclusive employer? List them here.
meet EMPLOYEES WITH IDDS
Invite Your friends
Help us spread the word! Use the resources below to invite your friends, families and neighbors to participate in Shopability Saturday. We encourage you to share your personal stories and perspective about WHY you feel called to support these IDD-inclusive employers.