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Hugs Cafe Introduction
Transcript of Hugs Cafe Introduction
What is Hugs Cafe, Inc.?
Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization
Focus on providing training and employment for special needs adults
Founder & President: Ruth Thompson
WHY ARE WE
New Day, Market Street, ISDs … Hugs Café!
Sharing the vision
God’s Plan … A ministry
Board of Directors & Advisers
Ruth Thompson, President
Judy Heasley, VP
Mike Klickman, Treasurer
Chris Thompson, Secretary
There are over
in Collin County with special needs
Unemployment rate for those with disabilities is
MORE THAN DOUBLE
than those without disabilities
Adults with special needs age out of high school at age 21.
After high school there are
few opportunities for Adults with Disabilities.
How do you earn a place in the community without an opportunity?
How do you earn a place in the community without someone giving you a chance?
Creating an inviting place of
special needs adults
in the community.
vehicle to fulfill
Opportunities at various skill levels
Teaching Life Skills Useful Outside the Kitchen
Passions of Our Teammates
A part of
Not apart from
Grow Awareness and Encourage Support from the
Create a nonprofit that will be able
to generate funds to become
self sustaining for years to come
Goal is to have not just one,
, Hugs Cafe
locations across the
state of Texas.
This is our
Exciting and diverse lunch offerings that will keep our customers coming back for more!
WHAT WILL MAKE
A PLACE YOU
WANT TO GO?
A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Generous landlord holding a location in downtown McKinney until August, 2015
Vision for the Cafe
2,250 square feet with seating for 72
Fast Casual restaurant
Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday
Safe location for families and workers
Restaurant Manager and Kitchen Manager
Photos of that days' staff and donor appreciation
When Will We Open?
AS EARLY AS FALL 0F 2015!
Fund Raising Needs
To make sure that this first Café is successful and sustainable, we need to cover:
Build out and finishes
Additional equipment & supplies
Operating costs for the three months including payroll, food costs, utilities, etc.
Talk about Hugs Café with your friends.
You never know who might be moved to become involved!
STAY IN TOUCH