Work brings dignity. Dignity matters. Are you ready? Dreamers UPDATE

I have been fielding questions, answering calls, and sharing the mission of Dreamers Coffee a lot lately. Okay, more than a lot. A WHOLE lot!

I am not going to lie.. 

You all are fueling me.

I love hearing from each and every one of you. 

Every one of your stories have reminded me why I started sharing my message in the first place. 

I started with the simple words, "All life is precious." 

And I meant it. 

Every single life.... Is precious. 

I  am over the moon happy that the world has embraced that message. 

Now, I am asking the world to embrace these words, "Please, include individuals of all abilities in the work place." 

When ME is old enough to have a job I hope this is an out-dated issue. 

Ya all, we have eleven years to make this an out-dated issue. Are you in?

Studies have shown, overwhelmingly, that employers want to include. However, they are scared to include.

Don't be scared. 

Studies have also shown that individuals who have I/DD are some of the most reliable employees in the work force. 

So now...

Lets talk about reality. 

20% of individuals who have a disability are employed. That is not good enough. That is why I am selling coffee. I am selling coffee so I can build a company that role models what it looks like to include individuals of all abilities. I am ready for the long haul. ME will have a job when she is an adult. It is not a maybe. I am doing my part to prepare her to work in this world. I will do my part now, to create jobs for individuals of all abilities. A company, in which the general population will work side by side, with individuals who have a disability, and the whole team makes it all happen. 

Work brings dignity. Dignity matters. 

Dignity kind of rocks.  

I am ready to increase the rate of employment of individuals with I/DD, are you? 

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