In addition to hosting product demonstrations, Our Coffee with a Cause employees help apply labels to the bags, coordinate shipments and present sales and informational events, during which they work with an assistant to sell coffee and products using a custom-designed iPad app. A portion of the business proceeds from these events benefit Our Own Place, a non-profit organization which provides grants to organizations that support Autism-related causes.
Although 53 million adults in the United States are living with a disability, as many as 70 percent of this working-age population are currently unemployed. For many, the current systems in place to support both young adults and their families disappear once the teen “ages out” of the education system, typically when they turn 21. Nearly 500,000 autistic persons will enter this category this year, in addition to adults with Down Syndrome and other cognitive conditions.
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About Our Coffee with a Cause
Our Coffee with a Cause was founded in 2012 in response to the growing need of special-needs individuals on Long Island who require employment opportunities and a learning environment to acquire real-life skills. The family-owned and operated business provides gainful employment to those who might not otherwise have an opportunity. A portion of the business proceeds benefit Our Own Place, a non-profit organization that Stacey Wohl founded to provide unique opportunities to special needs children and their single parents. For more information about Our Coffee with a Cause, visit http://www.ourcoffeewithacause.net.