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Second Helping Coffee Stand Now Open at Goodwill

March 13, 2013

Goodwill hosted a grand opening celebration on March 4 of Second Helping’s newest location of its mission-focused coffee stands at our Career Development Center (2122 Freedom Drive). The coffee stand is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and features freshly roasted coffee and light fare such as pastries, sandwiches and salads.

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Second Helping of Charlotte gives formerly incarcerated women a fresh start by putting them to work at their local coffee stands. In an economy where finding employment is already challenging, women with criminal backgrounds face even more obstacles to finding stable and secure jobs, despite being rehabilitated. Second Helping cafes are run by Changed Choices, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling and support services to help train, empower and employ these women.

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“The community support for our charitable mission has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Tim Mollenkopf, Second Helping’s owner. “Many of the women we employ work a tremendous amount of hours while incarcerated and they are eager to put the experience they acquired to good use. Supporting our coffee stands offers women additional skills that will help them achieve financial self-sufficiency through family-sustaining employment.”

Elizabeth Isenhour

Elizabeth Isenhour

Come check out Second Helping next time you’re in the building!

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