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Hugs Cafe Introduction

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Ruth Thompson

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Transcript of Hugs Cafe Introduction

WHAT IS
HUGS CAFE?

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
My Background
WHY ARE WE
DOING THIS?

OUR
SOLUTION

WHY A
RESTAURANT?

SUSTAINABILITY
New Day, Market Street, ISDs … Hugs Café!
A dream
Sharing the vision
God’s Plan … A ministry
Board of Directors & Advisers
Executive Council
Board Members
Advisers
Ruth Thompson, President
Judy Heasley, VP
Mike Klickman, Treasurer
Chris Thompson, Secretary
Forrest Fairley
Don Hodges
Georgiann Leonard
EJ Morrow
Wendi Osborn
Jared Thompson

Maria Caccavale
Janice Morris
Kathy Nicholson
Cassie Thompson


There are over
47,000 PEOPLE
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
very
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?
THAT'S WHY
WE'RE DOING
THIS
Creating an inviting place of
training
and
employment
for
special needs adults
while providing
dignity
,
self-worth
and developing
respect
in the community.
as the
vehicle to fulfill
our Mission
Use
Many Job
Opportunities at various skill levels
Teaching Life Skills Useful Outside the Kitchen
Uncover the
Passions of Our Teammates
A part of
the community.
Not apart from
the community.
Grow Awareness and Encourage Support from the
Community
Numerous
Opportunities
for Volunteers
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,
but
MANY
, Hugs Cafe
locations across the
state of Texas.
This is our
legacy
for future
generations.
Our Teammates!
Our Atmosphere!
Our Food!
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
LOOKING TO
THE FUTURE

Location
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.

HOW CAN
YOU HELP?

Talk about Hugs Café with your friends.
You never know who might be moved to become involved!
VOLUNTEER
DONATE
STAY IN TOUCH
SPONSOR A
ATTEND A
TEAMMATE
TRAINING SESSION
THANK YOU!
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