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Foundation opens second store that employs disabled
Pier Foundation founder Cindy Matteson helps her son, Josh, a thrift store employee, clock in for work. - photo by Crystal Ledford
It’s been almost two years since Hutch and Cindy Matteson created the PIER Foundation to help adults with disabilities have a place to find employment and social interaction. A new facility that recently opened is helping the Mattesons continue and expand that mission. In September 2011, the Mattesons opened the first PIER — short for Provide Inspiration, Employment and Resources — thrift store on Browns Bridge Road in north Forsyth, providing employment to six adults with disabilities.