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We Employ People with Special Needs

$392 of $540 goal

Raised by 14 people in 7 months
Chef Helen and "Dr." Robert Gottesman are creating a non-profit cafe "Delicious Spoonfuls"with the purpose of training and employing people with Special Needs. We adopted our son Adir, who has Down Syndrome  in 1994, and immediately got him all the traditional and alternative therapies.  He always surpassed the expectations of medical and educational experts.  I was told it was because I did not accept things as they were. Helen has been a Kosher Personal Chef for over 10 years. Helen also worked in the local elementary school with children with Special Needs such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Ceredral Palsy and Behavioral Issues.  Helen and Rob also ran a kosher group home in South Florida and taught cooking to the residents for the first time in their lives. We saw the difficulty adults with Down Syndrome, Autism, and Physical Challenges had in obtaining and keeping decent jobs and making a life for themselves after High School. We want to address that! We plan on a kosher, dairy ice cream bar and cafe with a 50's theme which will train and employ individuals with Special Needs as chefs, sous chefs, servers, dishwashers and more depending on their strengths. We are searching for the appropriate affordable location as we need not only a kitchen that can accommodate our cafe's needs, but also a learning and meeting center. Part of our goal is to create an area where we could have local experts  teach ceramics, basketweaving , photography and other art skills to our current and prospective staff members.  Our meeting areas could be used for parties, networking events and more. We need funding for start up costs such as logo, non-profit status, marketing, and later for equipment (another fundraiser?)  Please let us know if you would like updates, want to help or know someone that would be a good fit for Delicious Spoonfuls. Thank you in advance! Helen Gottesman Robert Gottesman Adir Gottesman
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Danny loves washing dishes. It calms him down and he can wash dishes for hours. Since he is on the Autism Spectrum, he does not feel comfortable talking to most people or being around a lot of people.
Delicious Spoonfuls will be the perfect place for Danny to work. His parents can't wait for Delicious Spoonfuls to open so we can hire him
Can you help.?

We are still looking for the best location in South Florida. Suggestions?

You can donate directly on this site or call me at 561-676-2078. You can also mail a check to
Delicious Spoonfuls
C/o Helen Gottesman
186 Dorset E
Boca Raton, Fl. 33434
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Thank you also to Michael Kabat for the $100 he mailed directly
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We are so excited that we will soon be able to employ many adults with Special Needs while serving delicious spoonfuls of kosher ice cream and dairy meals in South Florida.

Call me if you have any questions at 561-676-2078.

You can pay directly on this site or mail a check and bypass the fees at

Delicious Spoonfuls
C/o Helen Gottesman
186 Dorset E
Boca Raton, Fl. 33434
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Did we tell you that Delicious Spoonfuls has been approved in February as a non profit? So excited!
After tonight's initial board meeting, the minutes of the meeting will be included in the paperwork we send to the IRS!
I am told we should have approval within two months!
We will be in a position to employ many adults with Special needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism and ASD.
At the same time we will be serving delicious kosher, dairy food including ice cream.
First, funds so we can find the right South Florida location

All donations given now should be retroactively tax deductible

Thanks in advance!
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