Caring and compassion are the name of the game for Waggies by Maggie & Friends, a non-profit dog treat company that employs people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Mary Ann Nolan and Leigh Corrigan started the Wilmington, DE-based company in 2007. Their daughters , Elizabeth and Maggie had both turned 21 and faced bleak prospects for employment, so Mary Ann and Leigh decided to start a business to support them and other young adults with IDD. “We had no business background. We started by the seat of our pants,” says Mary Ann. “We are a unique business that brings employees and volunteers together for the daily operation of producing more than 3,000 hand-cut, healthy dog t