Great Expectations Together Expansion

Great Expectations Together, Inc. aims to provide a community space for individuals with disabilities and special needs.

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Project Ends on July 1, 2018

Project Description

 

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Great Expectations Together, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating social inclusion and employment of individuals with autism and other disabilities in the community setting. We inform, inspire, employ and engage members of the general community to participate in community activities with individuals with special needs to promote values of tolerance, acceptance and support.

Great Expectations Together's Café located in the heart of Narberth, will be the first and only community, nonprofit coffee shop and café on the main line employing local individuals with disabilities. 

This nonprofit locally based grassroots effort was launched by Brooke Goodspeed, a highly trained Oncology Nurse Practitioner and PhD candidate, whose path was forever altered by the birth of her son Oliver in 2010 who is diagnosed with both Down Syndrome and Autism.

Brooke has been joined in this effort by a team of mothers, supportive parents, community members and friends, all warriors in the fight to make their children's lives as full and rich as they can possibly be. "We're doing something together here that parents and caregivers across the country can do just the same way," says Brooke. "We're not only fighting for total social inclusion of our kids and family members. To be really meaningful and successful we need to spread this mission as a call to action for a national movement."
 
Located next to the busy Narberth Train Station, in the historic former MAPE's 5 & 10 store, the GET Cafe is an ideal gathering place for neighbors who call this home and visitors to this traditional Main Line village.
 
 
 
 
 
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Updates

The Project FAQs

Great Expectations Together Café will provide equal employment and pay to individuals with autism and other disabilities by providing supports necessary to accommodate true equal opportunities. There are extra funding needs associated with training and support to our employees.

Ongoing community donations and support is needed to support individuals with special needs by providing the following inclusive services: structured educational and creative programs, support groups, social programs, participation in local community events, and outreach education for disability sensitivity.

Individuals with disabilities and special needs benefit from employment and inclusion in their communities and vise versa.  Coffee is community. Community is inclusion.

04/24/2018
Social Media Shout Out from Brooke & Erica!
$50
04/24/2018
12 oz. Great Expectations Sample Blend
$100
04/25/2018
12 oz. Great Expectations Sample Blend
$100
04/25/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$15
04/25/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
04/26/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
04/26/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
04/26/2018
Social Media Shout Out from Brooke & Erica!
$50
04/26/2018
12 oz. Great Expectations Sample Blend
$100
04/27/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$30
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Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Your generous contributions are tax-deductible donations because we are a 501c3 nonprofit. If you are ever in Narberth ... we'll buy you a cup of coffee and a treat. Tax ID# 47-4618349

17 Supporters
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$50
Social Media Shout Out from Brooke & Erica!

We will shout you out on our Facebook Page for your generosity!

7 Supporters
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$100
12 oz. Great Expectations Sample Blend

Great Expectations Sample Blend

8 Supporters
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Kids-with-disabilities-work-at-cognitive-tasks-000039055834_Medium_preview
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Your generous contributions are tax-deductible donations because we are a 501c3 nonprofit. If you are ever in Narberth ... we'll buy you a cup of coffee and a treat. Tax ID# 47-4618349

17 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Social Media Shout Out from Brooke & Erica!

We will shout you out on our Facebook Page for your generosity!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
12 oz. Great Expectations Sample Blend

Great Expectations Sample Blend

8 Supporters
Select this reward