FOUR WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:

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1.
HELP ONE PERSON

Hire a Student in Your Store

WE GROW HOPE | hire a student in your store

Hire a special needs or at-risk person to work in your restaurant. Partner with a local school system or local program. A few hours a week will give them dignity, meaningful work and job-readiness skills. And your staff and guests will benefit from being more connected to the community, and in the end, everyone flourishes. 

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2.
EXPAND THE EXPERIENCE

Add an
In-Store Herb Wall

WE GROW HOPE | add an in-store herb wall

Adding a live herb garden inside the store is a great way to expand the experience for both the special needs staff, your employees and your guests.  Install a custom shelf and tray system and we provide a turn-key solution where herbs are shipped to your location weekly. Easy for the staff to water and harvest. 

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3.
IMPACT A GROUP

Plant a
HOPE Garden

WE GROW HOPE | plant a HOPE garden

Reach out to HOPE partners to expand beyond the four walls of your restaurant and launch a box garden, greenhouse, or indoors vertical hope garden wall to grow herbs. Schedule a work day to help plant the herbs and teach the students how to water, weed, and harvest the herbs. Coordinate a "Garden-2-Guest" experience. 

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4.
EMPOWER SUSTAINABILITY

Expand
Project-2-Business

WE GROW HOPE | expand project-2-business

Once students graduate, finding work can still be virtually impossible. The HOPE garden project can turn into sustainable work for students. We have developed a proven business model and can help provide you valuable tools and insights to help local special needs & at-risk individuals stay gainfully employed. 

Paid Employment is one of the number one predictors of successful employment after high school for students with disabilities.
— Dr. Jennifer Moon, Resource Specialist/Transition Coordinator in Calhoun County, AL