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Special Percs Café™

Special Percs Café™
Special Percs™ will be a social enterprise that will provide:
(a) sustainable funding in invest in future programs for children with special needs;
(b) vocational training and employment options for individuals with special needs;
(c) a high quality customer experience in a competitive high-demand industry, and;
(d) a culture where diversity is not just accepted, but is celebrated.

Special Percs™ will be more than a favorite neighborhood coffee shop, it will train, teach and employ young people with special needs who want to work. Special Percs™ will create a path for individuals with special needs to become more valued, accepted and included within the community through meaningful employment options, as well as give their lives meaning and purpose one cup at a time. Special Percs™ will develop tax-payers rather than tax-burdens and provide their families with the comfort of knowing that their special loved one will have natural supports in the community.

We are a 26 year old local 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is creating cradle to career pathways for individuals with special needs. We are looking to expand by developing a social enterprise, a coffee shop, in the area that will (a) provide vocational training; (b) provide supportive employment opportunities, (c) produce sustainable revenue to invest in future programs; (d) provide a high-quality customer experience in a competitive industry, and: (e) create a culture where differences are not simply accepted but are celebrated. We would like assistance with the business plan development, financing and capital, and possibly franchising in the future.


raised of $350,000 goal
Unicorn Children's Foundation
In Support of Unicorn Children's Foundation

Unicorn Children's Foundation is a 27 year old non-profit organization that is dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support, and opportunity for kids and young adults who are challenged by developmental differences by supporting or developing its cradle to career pathways.  Our initiatives connect families to community resources, advocate for inclusive opportunities, respect differences, empower individuals, and support success.  With 1 in 6 children being diagnosed with a developmental or learning disorder, we believe it is our responsibility to create a world where all children’s potential can flourish.  To learn more about the Unicorn Children's Foundation visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org. Also available on Facebook and Twitter.

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  2. Darran and Emily Porter
    Darran and Emily Porter gave a $156.72 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: 6789103
    We are looking forward to the coffee shop!!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  3. William Jones
    William Jones gave a $26.37 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Benevolence United
    This will help give our team the energy in the morning to continue to help support families with special needs. Would definitely like to see a Special Percs establishment out this way. Would be a great meeting place to advance our mission!
    over 2 years ago · Like
  4. Lauren Loalbo
    Lauren Loalbo gave a $26.37 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  5. Pahokee Rotary Club
    Pahokee Rotary Club gave a $21.37 donation
    Mothers Day...a time to remember my mom Elva, my mom-in-law Lillie & my loving cousin Mireya and dearest friend Sandra, who are in heaven.
    about 3 years ago · Like
  6. Marlene Sotelo
    Marlene Sotelo gave a $21.16 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  7. Gregory Rispler
    Gregory Rispler gave a $21.16 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  8. Eric Dorsky
    Eric Dorsky gave a $20 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  9. David Bernstein
    David Bernstein gave a $20 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  10. Kathleen Villeneuve
    Kathleen Villeneuve gave a $21.37 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  11. Michelle Yellin
    Michelle Yellin gave a $104.58 donation
    over 3 years ago · Like
  12. Kathleen Villeneuve
    Kathleen Villeneuve gave a $52.98 donation
    over 3 years ago · Like
  13. David Bernstei
    David Bernstei gave a $211.04 donation
    Gabe Bernstein
    over 3 years ago · Like