SARRC’s Beneficial Beans social enterprise initiative is pleased to announce a partnership with CO+HOOTS, a nationally recognized coworking community in Phoenix, to create a five-month pop-up boutique dedicated to helping social enterprises succeed.
Beneficial Beans & Boutique will be launching on Monday, Oct. 16 in downtown Phoenix in CO+HOOTS’ Washington location. It will be a one-stop shop for mission-oriented products from 20 social enterprises, including local businesses.
“CO+HOOTS and Beneficial Beans share a strong dedication to creating a better world by helping the diverse people within it,” said Jenny Poon, CO+HOOTS founder. “When we heard that Beneficial Beans was displaced from the storm damage at Burton Barr Library, we wanted to see how we can help them continue to operate and do the good work they’re doing. Through this partnership, not only are we helping Beneficial Beans but we hope to empower other companies to create social impact without sacrificing profit.”
The boutique will also feature SARRC’s unique Beneficial Beans Cafe offering customers the chance to purchase coffee and food items, where all proceeds benefit adults with autism. This marks Beneficial Beans’ third café, and comes at a critical time. Due to storm damages incurred at Burton Barr Central Library in June, the second Beneficial Beans Café situated in the library will be closed until summer 2018.
“We are proud of our community partners who support our social enterprise program, which, with the talent and support of our clinical team, provide vital training platforms for our adult clients as they prepare for competitive, community-based employment,” said Kate Thoene, SARRC’s Social Enterprise Director.
Beneficial Beans & Boutique will be located at 1027 E Washington St and will be open Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.