Our main goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of people with various intellectual and developmental disabilities. We aim to assist them in realizing their potential and build their self-esteem. In addition, we have several other goals:
In order to accomplish the goals listed above, we must also have monetary goals. Lives of Purpose is seeking to open Awaken Coffee and to make that mission happen, we need to raise approximately $300,000. This figure includes the necessary expenses of opening a retail establishment such as building rent and refitting, equipment purchases, training, insurance and inventory.
In addition to our main and monetary goals, Awaken is going to be a coffee shop and therefore, must provide an excellent coffee! Our goal is to bring all the knowledge and experience of master roaster, Toby Foreman of HÆRFEST Coffee, to Pitt County. Toby has been in the coffee business for nearly 30 years and was trained by the Diedrich family, giants in the coffee world. Toby opened HÆRFEST to assist those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become vital inclusive members of our communities and work force. It is only natural that Awaken partner with a roaster that shares it's values and mission while providing excellent coffee.