Fairfield County Giving Day is Thursday, Feb 25 and Coffee for Good is hopeful for support from the community.
While the 24 hour giving day is a fundraiser for many worthwhile nonprofits located in the county, Coffee for Good is a new nonprofit that will operate a coffee shop, open to the public, as a training platform for people with disabilities.
The non profit is half way toward their fundraising goal and they plan to open in late April or early May.
The way the giving day works is that funds are awarded to nonprofits with greatest number of donors.
An important goal for Coffee for Good is to become a self-sustaining nonprofit whereby the operation of the coffee shop and online store will support its primary mission.
Coffee for Good expects to break even in its second year of operation, but fundraising has under way to build and equip the cafe, and cover start-up costs.
There is a shortage of training programs for people with disabilities, and Coffee for Good will offer paid trainees professional and technical training.
In fact, Americans with disabilities suffer from chronic unemployment rates of over 80%.
Executive Director of Coffee for Good Deb Rogan has said she believes that the cafe’s unique, on-the-job training program will equip trainees with the skills to allow them to secure employment in other cafes, hospitality and retail jobs.
Donate to Coffee for Good during Fairfield County Giving Day via this link: https://www.fcgives.org/organizations/coffee-for-good-incorporated
The event runs from midnight on Feb 25 to 11:59pm.
It is not necessary need to create an account to make a donation. A tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing each donation.
To search for a charity or category Visit the home page and find the search bar at the top of the page.
The 1st place prize for Most Unique Donors is $15,000. Second Place Prize: $10,000. Most Dollars Raised, first place is $10,000. Second Place Prize: $5,000. There are a variety of other prize categories.
Grand Prizes will be awarded after the close of February 25, 2021.