Doylestown Vintage T-Shirt Boutique Offers Mentorships for Local Residents With Special Needs

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The Doylestown shop works with local residents with special needs, offering life skill mentorships.

A Doylestown boutique specializing in t-shirts is using its space to mentor local residents who have special needs such as autism. Matteo Iadonisi wrote about the Bucks County clothes store for 6ABC Action News.

The Monkey’s Uncle is a vintage t-shirt shop that his been in operation since 2010. The owners were inspired by their son, who has autism, to work with local residents and artists with special needs.

One frequent visitor of the store is Kevin Greco of Langhorne, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. The store works with local school districts and non-profit organizations to acquire mentees like Greco.

Through their programs, residents with special needs can be taught about skills for the workforce and their general lives.

“Admittedly, when Kevin started with us, he was very rigid, he was very structured,” said Derrick Morgan. “Since then, we’ve reintroduced a love of art for him.”

Read more about The Monkey’s Uncle and their recent hires at 6ABC Action News.

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