Skip to main content

Handi-Crafters employee receives state award

11/13/2013 01:32PM, Published by ACL, Categories:



Handi-Crafters announced last week that longtime employee Chuck Epright was the recipient of a prestigious state award for his leadership and service by the Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped. 

Epright is a photo license technician at the PennDOT Photo License Center, located in Oxford. He has worked there since 2004 after seeking out Handi-Crafters following a diving accident left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1993. Epright searched for about four years to find a job until Handi-Crafters was able to help. He said that he really enjoys his job and likes to meet new people every day. He drives to Oxford from his home in Parkesburg and works 20 hours a week at the Photo License Center, and is considered the senior employee on the team. 

Epright was the only regional employee to receive the distinguished State Manager Award, which is presented each year. Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped State Manager Jeff Holt presented the award and recognized Epright for his leadership, his ability to mentor the other staff, and for his dedication and desire to succeed. Epright was also honored for his customer service.

Christine Broome is Handi-Crafters director of employment and youth services and is Epright's supervisor.  Broome said she is proud of Epright.

"Chuck sought a job. He didn't let his disability stop him," she said. "He is a terrific employee and works hard."


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



award handi-crafters pennsylvania industries for the blind and handicapped


  • Best Summer Kids Camps in Chester County!

    06/01/2017
    09:00AM — 12:30PM

    2017 SUMMER KIDS HALF-DAY CAMP IN CHESTER SPRINGS, CHESTER COUNTY: One Week of Half-Day Art & C...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    06/01/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • Wine with Wings

    06/01/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us for a summer evening of food and wine pairings at Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. Y...


Chester County High School Sports