(October 1, 2014) Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates celebrated their first year in business! A non-profit enterprise that was created to employ intellectually and developmentally disabled young adults, they now have 4 full-time and 6 part-time IDD employees on staff. It’s been a great year of many “firsts” and the community of Fairfax City has embraced Cameron’s. They boast supporters, donors, volunteers and loyal customers from around Northern Virginia who believe in good coffee & chocolates for a good cause!
(January 2014) Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates opened on October 1, 2013 in Fairfax, VA. This is the first business enterprise of the non-profit Every 1 Can Work founded by Jim and Ellen Graham of McLean, VA. The goal of Every 1 Can Work is to create jobs for intellectually disabled young people like their daughter Cameron.
They discovered after Cameron and several of her friends completed the Culinary Arts Program through Fairfax County’s Davis Center that there were no jobs for them at traditional businesses. So Jim & Ellen researched what business models were likely matches for the skills and interests of their daughter and came up with a coffee shop where chocolates are handcrafted on site. The community has embraced this non-profit coffee shop and the menu continues to grow. The Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates Facebook Page updates a loyal following of fans on the success of this small non-profit business. It turns out a great many people like doing good while enjoying the best coffee and chocolates in town!