Thursday, June 6, 2013

Belay Opens Purple Door Coffee..and Other Highlights from the First-Half of the Year

It's been a busy first-half of the year as Belay Enterprises strives to create self-sufficient faithventure businesses that provide jobs for individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness and prison:

  • We're delighted by the successful launch over the last two months of our Purple Door Coffee project to employ formerly homeless young adults. The store opened to tremendous support from the city as well as accolades from the Denver coffee community. But most of all, we are excited by the difference the project is making in the lives of young adults transitioning from homelessness.
  • New Beginnings Custom Woodworks, our custom cabinet employment program continues to provide quality cabinet-making training for individuals rebuilding lives. We are so thankful for the growing support from customers whose cabinet orders are allowing us to continue expanding jobs and training opportunities.
  • Bud's Warehouse has enjoyed a fantastic six months of sales, the best in years as we receive large building material donations from very busy Denver area contractors and area residents remodeling their homes. This translates into more jobs for people rebuilding lives.  We are hoping to expand our store over the next few years...possibly into new locations.
  • Our long dreamed of mattress recycling project has thrived with our developing partnership with Springback Colorado. Area residents pay us to receive used mattresses which are then recycled by Springback employing several people rebuilding lives.
God has given us a big vision for creating new employment oportunities for people rebuilding lives. But we are reminded that we can not run all of these projects on our own. We are always looking to partner with Christ-followers that have a heart to use their business talents or resources to create jobs for people with significant barriers to employment.

If you're interested in helping, give us a call at 303-296-3990 or consider supporting our new start-ups with a tax-deductible donation by visiting our online donation page here:

Thanks for your thoughts and prayer.

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