Who are we? The Community’s Cup is a group of individuals with a dream to change the world for those who should not have to change for the world. We are made up of moms, dads, siblings, teachers and friends who love someone who can light up a room with their abilities, but are often judged by their disabilities. We are people who have seen that there is a lack of opportunities for those that may not “fit the norm”.
The vision for The Community’s Cup became a reality when we decided to stop waiting for the world to create these opportunities for our loved ones and started making these opportunities for the world. Three transition aged students along with their parents and teachers decided to work toward opening a coffee shop that teaches more than just coffee recipes. Hanna, Jennifer and Melanie began the journey by creating a Facebook page to share their mission and progress. Countless recipes were tried and sampled by the community to create a cookie menu. Fundraisers were planned. Farmer’s Markets and vendor events were attended to tell the community who we are. Our business grew and so did our community.
The Community’s Cup will be a coffee shop that welcomes people of all abilities. Along with coffee, tea, espresso, lattes and frappes we will be selling a variety of homemade baked goods. Over time we plan to incorporate a breakfast and lunch menu. As a non-profit we will be reinvesting our proceeds back into the business to help provide life skills classes, social opportunities, job training and mentoring, support groups and community service projects. The Cup will be a place where all are welcomed to gather in a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment. We look forward to seeing you there!