Do you know why birds chirp in the morning? To let other birds know that they made it through the night, and all is well. The dawn chorus is also a way to claim space, to say “We’re strong and here to stay!”
We know that these are very uncertain times and that many are struggling to endure these long days of isolation. Like so many other small non-profit businesses, The Nest Coffee House is closed due to COVID-19. The Nest is doing its best to stay strong during the closure. We continue to work hard to provide a vital, soft place to land for young adults with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities through weekly online meetings with our employees as well as an array of online virtual social gatherings free of charge for all until we can gather at The Nest again.
Our board has been working hard to ensure that our small cash reserve is being used as wisely as possible to ensure that The Nest is in a strong place to re-open as soon as we are given the OK.
Still, without knowing when we will be able to reopen, we worry about meeting our monthly financial obligations. If you are in a position to help us by “chirping” in a few dollars, we would so love to “hear” from you. Together we can create a "Dawn Chorus" for The Nest to let our employees and our beloved community who depend on us know that we’re strong and will be here for them!
Your gift will help us to ensure The Nest can keep its commitment to rehiring the 25 young adults who started their employment journey with us - 100% of our baristas and counter servers are young adults with autism or intellectual/developmental disabilities. It will also help us to continue to lift them up through online meetings, gatherings and individual emotional support.
Please, if you can, make a $15 donations to help us reach our goal. Your dollars will help allow us to keep our employees close until they can return to work serving up great coffee and kindness to our community. Every dollar given up to $6,000 will be fully matched by our board member, Steve Little, making your donation doubled. We hope you and your family stay safe and well until we can see you at The Nest again soon.