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Bobby Dodd Institute Partner, Looptworks, Among Honorees for this Year’s Breakfast with Champions

BDI honors the Portland-based upcycling company committed to powering the end of waste.  

On Thursday, March 24, Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) will honor Looptworks at its 2022 Breakfast with Champions. Close to 300 guests are expected to safely gather together to shine a light on this year’s Luminary of the Year recipients, each unique in their own right, but connected in their shared commitment of celebrating and advocating for people with disabilities. 

“We’re proud to have nearly five years under our belt with Looptworks,” said Larry Gluth, President and CEO of Bobby Dodd Institute. “The company, similarly to BDI, has set out to make our world a better place. As a joined force, we’re able to elevate our world-work – for the environment and for all people.” 

Looptworks is one of three Luminaries this year. The sustainable, eco-friendly organization began its relationship with BDI in 2018 to assist with the upcycling and repurposing of more than 350,000 pounds of Delta Airlines’ old uniforms. The partnership has since evolved, as BDI continues to help Looptworks fulfill its warehouse and distribution needs.   

“We value having positive social impact partners like BDI integrated into our supply chain. It is important to us to use business as a force for good by helping people and other businesses in our community thrive. We are thankful for our long-standing partnership with BDI and humbled by their recognition of Looptworks,” said Scott Hamlin, Founder and CEO of Looptworks.  

BDI is a change agent and leader in the call to empower and employ people with disabilities. In 2021, the organization served over 1,700 individuals with disabilities. The reach of the organization and the extension of its business services are made possible through partners like Looptworks, who are committed to not just fulfilling business needs but creating inclusive employment spaces for people with disabilities to work and thrive. 

For more information about BDI and/or its partnership with Looptworks, please contact Todd Hermon at todd.hermon@bobbydodd.org

About Bobby Dodd Institute 
Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping people of differing abilities maximize their potential through supportive services. BDI offers a continuum of support for all ages, stages and levels of need for people with disabilities and their families. BDI also operates several social enterprises in order to fund its programs and to place people with differing abilities in inclusive-minded workplaces. These business services include: call center and switchboard operations, mailroom management, facility management, warehouse services and supply chain and logistics solutions. 

BDI began as a program at All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) in 1960. After decades apart, the two organizations merged in 2018 to reconnect their shared mission and better serve those with disabilities. BDI is proud to carry on the legacy of the former Georgia Tech football coach, dedicated volunteer and passionate advocate of individuals with disabilities—Bobby Dodd. BDI serves people of differing abilities throughout the entire metro Atlanta area. 

About Looptowrks 
Founded in 2009, Looptworks is a champion of the circular economy. A certified B Corporation, Looptworks places as much value on protecting people and our environment as we do on growing a profitable business. The company’s mission — to transform the world’s pre & post-consumer excess textile materials into premium upcycled goods, downcycled goods and recycled fibers. Looptworks aims to eliminate global textile waste while inspiring people and businesses to reduce their impact on the planet. The organization provides zero-waste to landfill solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands including; the NBA, Delta and Southwest Airlines, Walmart, Google, Eddie Bauer, Reformation, Adidas and many others.   

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