What’s better than a fresh cup of coffee in the morning? A fresh cup of coffee brewed with beans that help raise money for SBA!
Dreamers Coffee was founded in 2015 by Diane Grover who has a daughter, MaryEllen, who has Down Syndrome. Disheartened by the statistic that only 17% of individuals with a disability are hired in the workplace, she realized she had a lot of work to do before her daughter was old enough to hold a job. Working with Memphis, TN based J. Brooks Premium Coffee Roasters, Diane designed her own specialty coffee blend that she could sell to raise awareness about this issue. She has also made a commitment to employ individuals of all abilities, and she calls her representatives Dreamers.
One particular Dreamer named Mary Grace Williams inspired the partnership with SBA. Mary Grace was born in 1985 with Spina Bifida. She has had many medical complications and surgeries and uses a wheelchair to ambulate, but she never let that slow her down. Blessed with unwavering optimism and determination, she’s a self-professed people person who is living her life the way she chooses. “So many times I have watched from the sidelines as others have achieved their goals and dreams,” Mary Grace said. “My Dreamers Coffee store is something I can do independently, and I’m excited about getting to know my customers and networking with my contacts both locally and far away.”
From July 1, 2016 through October 25, 2016, Dreamers Coffee will be donating a portion of the proceeds from various gift baskets to the Spina Bifida Association (SBA). Orders can be placed at www.dreamersgivesback.com or customers can visit the online store of the Dreamer (representative) closest to them by visiting www.dreamersmerchants.com. Mary Grace’s personal store can be found at www.dreamermarygrace.com.