Coffee for Good is a new nonprofit in Greenwich is raising money through a Go Fund Me page to build a coffee shop to employ and train people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Deb Rogan, Executive Director of Coffee for Good, said the goals of Coffee for Good are to employ and train as many people with disabilities, and to create a self-sustaining nonprofit coffee shop. In the process, Coffee for Good hopes to create a warm and inclusive community gathering place.
Rogan also explained that modern technologies, such Point of Sale systems, allow people with disabilities to do more jobs in hospitality and retail businesses.
Coffee for Good will use standard equipment and software so the paid trainees, after completing a six to 12 month training program, can transfer their newfound technical and professional skills to find competitive jobs in the community.
To donate and learn more you can also go to the Coffee for Good website coffeeforgood.org.
Click here for the GoFundMe page.