Our Mission

The Kennedy Collective Thrift (TKC Thrift), formerly Palm & Able, believes a community is stronger when people of all abilities are empowered to contribute. Our store operations, both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar, provide training and meaningful employment to people with disabilities.

TKC Thrift honors the legacy of Evelyn Kennedy and a small group of parents who, in 1951, refused to allow their children with disabilities to be institutionalized and pushed aside. Gathering at Evelyn’s home in Bridgeport, CT this group of parents founded The Kennedy Collective, a Connecticut-based not-for-profit that has grown to provide a lifespan of services to thousands of people with diverse abilities.

In 2019, The Kennedy Collective launched its thrift operation as a social enterprise honoring Evelyn’s accomplishments and building upon the opportunities she helped create.

Click the link to learn more about The Kennedy Collective.