Launching Best Buddies Brews

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Raised by 29 people in 13 months
Created July 22, 2018
UNC Best Buddies, UNC Campus Y
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
180 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Dear valued supporter,

Best Buddies at UNC Chapel Hill is so excited to announce that our Disability Awareness Committee will launch a pop-up coffee stand in the Fall called “Best Buddies Brews”!

The coffee stand will pop-up monthly,  both on-campus and around the Triangle area, and it will be operated by volunteers from our chapter. Our mission is twofold and mutually beneficial to both our participants and the broader community:

1. The stand offers participants an opportunity to develop their marketable skills, build friendships, network, and actively participate in their community. It is an ongoing, sustainable platform that will showcase our participants' value and abilities

2. We believe our positive presence in the community will foster a culture that anticipates, values, and celebrates diversity. At large, this stand will play a part in enacting Best Buddies’ mission to eradicate social, physical, and economic exclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We believe everyone belongs and everyone deserves a space to contribute to their community. 

So, why coffee? Coffee has a special way of bringing people together, and we believe in the power of meaningful interpersonal connection to cultivate inclusion!  Additionally, coffee has allowed us the opportunity to proudly partner with HÆRFEST COFFEE,  a Charlotte-based coffee roasting company that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

If you would like partner with us in this movement, we are seeking support, whether it be in the form of financial giving, spreading the word, or suggesting potential venues for our pop-up stand! If you would like to give financially, please send your contribution to the above address via check or submit a donation on GoFundMe. Your generous contributions to our startup costs are the first step in bringing our plans to fruition and ultimately, advancing our efforts toward a more inclusive world!

We greatly appreciate your support of Best Buddies at UNC Chapel Hill. Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

All donations are 100% tax deductible. For your records, the Best Buddies federal tax-exempt number is 521614576. 

If you have any questions, please visit our website https://bestbuddiesbrews.com or email Jacklyn at gerda@live.unc.edu

In friendship,
Jacklyn Googins
Disability Awareness Committee Co-Chair
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$960 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 13 months
Created July 22, 2018
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