Someday, I want to plan a road trip around the nation and up into Canada, where the focus is stopping at businesses that were specifically created to give those with disabilities equal opportunities for work.
I’ve been collecting names of these places as they come to my attention. Some are businesses created by parents wanting to make sure their growing child had a job opportunity. Others are places that are specifically made to encourage young people with disabilities to become independent hard workers.
I’ve been looking online to see if someone else had a database list of these amazing restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, as well as gift shops and other businesses. As of yet, it doesn’t seem like anyone else has made a list, so I thought I’d share what I’ve gathered so far.
Perhaps you might want to grab a cookie and a cup of coffee to support these hard working adults?
Or, perhaps, you know of another buisness I should add to my list?
Bitty & Beau Coffee Shop –Wilmington, North Carolina
Blake’s Snowshack–Denton, Texas
Firefly Café & Bakery–Winchester, Virginia
Puzzles Bakery & Café –Schenectady, New York
Sunflower Bakery–Gaithersburg, Maryland
Sugar Plum–Virginia Beach, Virginia
Special Kneads & Treats– Lawrenceville, Georgia
Greenhouse Inn Restaurant
Hearts & Flour Bakery
Heartstrings Gift Shop
Twice Blest Thrift Shop –Chicago, Illinois
Steamers Coffeeshop/Jack’s Bar & Grill — Denver, Colorado (A combined shop)
Cause Café — Fort Salonga, New York
Samples World Bistro– Long Mont, Colorado
Harvest Café — Staten Island, New York
Hugs Café — Mckinney, Texas
Mozzeria– San Francisco, California
Collette’s Cookies — Boston, Massachusetts
Rising Tides Car Wash– Parkland, Florida
Bread of Life Bakery– Beijing
Christina’s Tortinia Shop– Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Signs Restaurant — Toronto, Canada