Day #148: Give a Birthday Present To a Stranger

We ate at a restaurant today for lunch. At the table next to ours sat a young man and his mother. They were both outgoing and struck up a conversation with us. It turns out, the mom had brought her son there for his 22nd birthday.  He had a cognitive disability and was excited to tell us all about whoopie pies and the upcoming fireworks show on 4th of July. As we were leaving, I wished we had … [Read more...]

Day #124: Give with Positive Vibe Cafe in Richmond, VA

There is a cafe in Richmond called Positive Vibe that trains and employes people with disabilities. They are a non-profit restaurant and food services program. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also has a beer and wine menu. On a tour today, we met former students that now work at the Vibe.  The goal of the 4-week program is to prepare disabled men and women (16-years … [Read more...]