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Coffee and Compassion at The Nest

$6,571 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 6 months
A Little Compassion Inc., (ALC) has been busy since becoming a nonprofit. We’ve been hosting board game, art, and trivia nights for young adults with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The local ice cream parlor has graciously offered up their space and the community knows of our mission. Now it is time to build a home of our own – The Nest Coffee House.

The Nest Coffee House will be more than just a coffee house: it will nourish the community with fresh-brewed specialty coffee and beverages, good eats and kindness while creating employment and social opportunities for young adults who deserve a chance to shine. It will be a place where all can gather and have their uniqueness celebrated in their community. Currently only 20% of individuals with disabilities ages 16 and up are employed – at The Nest Coffee House we will change that statistic, one young adult at a time, and open doors to futures full of hope and opportunity.

Your contribution to The Nest Coffee House will make a real difference, allowing us to purchase the specialized coffee equipment, adaptive tools and furnishings to create sensory friendly spaces for folks to gather.  We will also finance the creation of our social gatherings and employment programs for the young adults with disabilities in our midst.  The Nest will be a purposeful space that ensures that young adults with disabilities have every opportunity to succeed as valued, vital, and active members of our community.

But it gets even better: you can pick up some PERKS while doing some real good in the world. AND the Steve Little Foundation has generously offered to match every donation (up to $20,000) to provide even more of the funds needed to create The Nest Coffee House - where understanding and acceptance starts.  Because of this match your Donation Will be Doubled and will Double the Support of Our Mission!

Please pick from the list of perks below, knowing that your donation and its match will go a long way to better the lives of the young adults with disabilities in the community.  


Perk #1 - Support the Cause - $10 ($20 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

It’s all about making a difference and we appreciate your support!

Items Include:
·         Fist bumps from our team
·         The genuine satisfaction of knowing you made a difference!

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk #2 - Welcome to The Nest! - $25 Donation ($50 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

At A Little Compassion we appreciate your compassion, so with this perk we will keep you updated on everything that is soon to come for The Nest Coffee House and reserve 2 cups of coffee in your name to share with a friend or give to someone in need.

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you, or someone in need of a warm coffee and a bit of compassion

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk #3 - Count Me In! - $50 Donation ($100 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

We will add your name to The Nest's Thank You Page on our website so the world knows your compassion matters to The Nest Coffee House!

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone in need of a warm cup of coffee and a bit of compassion
·         A Shout-Out to you or your company on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk #4 - Nest Swag - $100 Donation ($200 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

Score one of our awesome Nest Baseball Caps. These limited-edition caps are going fast!

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk #5 - Our Wall of Thanks - $200 Donation ($400 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

We will place your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House for all to see!

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk #6 - Trivia Night Experience - $250 Donation ($500 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

Our Nest Gatherings are an inclusive and fun way to bring together teens and young adults who love to play games. If you are keen on interesting facts and engaging games, then our Trivia Night Experience is your dream-come-true perk! You will be our special guest with the whole Trivia Night crew!

Items Include:

·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         Trivia Night Experience

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk # 7 - Fall Scarecrow Your Way - $300 Donation ($600 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

ALC and The Nest WON the 2018 inaugural Scarecrow Contest in Deep River, so we’re defending our title and want YOU to have a scarecrow in the 2019 contest made in your likeness, or the likeness of a family member or friend. 

Items Include:

·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         A Scarecrow that looks kinda, sorta like YOU (or a family member/friend)!

Estimated delivery: November 2019

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Perk # 8 – Coffee for A Year - $400 Donation ($800 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

We will serve you up a cup of coffee once a week for an entire year!!! Nothing tastes better than coffee brewed with love and handed to you with a smile.

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited Edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our website Thank you Page!
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         Free Coffee for a Year - Once per week!

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk # 9 - A Drink Named After You - $500 Donation ($1000 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

We will name a special coffee drink after you and offer it on our menu for 3 months!

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         A Drink Named After You!

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk # 10 - Invitation to an Exclusive Nest Opening Event (Limited Availability) - $1,000 Donation ($2,000 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)
 
Join us for an evening of great coffee, yummy food, wonderful company and lots of compassion. This exclusive event will not be open to the public.

Items include:
·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         An invitation to an Exclusive Nest Opening Event

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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Perk # 11 – Custom Sponsorship (Limited Availability) - $2,500 Donation ($5,000 when matched by the Steve Little Foundation)

Let everyone know that you are a huge supporter of The Nest Coffee House! We will partner with you or your company to recognize your contribution in a way that is beneficial to you and The Nest Coffee House. This is great way to be recognized or promote your business while supporting our mission. Examples might include your company logo featured on our website home page or the use of The Nest Coffee House for a private event with your banner prominently displayed. We will find the perfect way to recognize you for your generous donation.

Items include:

·         Fist Bumps from Our Team
·         2 Coffee Vouchers for you or someone who needs a warm cup of coffee and a little compassion
·         A Limited-edition Nest Baseball Cap
·         Your name on our Wall of Thanks in The Nest Coffee House
·         A Custom Sponsorship

Estimated delivery: April 2019

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The Nest is being built! Check out the work all our volunteers have done! It's a very exciting time and we need your donations now more than ever!! Thank you!
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We have very exciting news! We have found a home for The Nest Coffee House in Deep River, CT! We'll be building our Nest at 162 Main Street where The Main Street Sweet Shoppe has been. We are thrilled to work with Art from the Sweet Shoppe to make the transition and hope to open this spring. We will create a place where everyone feels valued, accepted and known.
We need your help more than ever now so that our space is sensory friendly and has the adaptive equipment and layout to ensure that young adults with disabilities can succeed as employees in the shop. Please consider helping us reach our goal and bring The Nest to life!
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THANK YOU!!!! A month into our campaign and we are thrilled and thankful for the support we have received! We are looking forward to tremendous growth for The Nest with your support in 2019!!
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$6,571 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 6 months
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A Little Compassion
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