Our Story & Mission
Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates is the first business enterprise of the non-profit foundation, Every1 Can Work. We opened our doors officially on October 1, 2013.
Every 1 Can Work was created to provide permanent employment opportunities for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Over 84% of young adults with cognitive disabilities are unemployed, but not unemployable – there is a big difference. This most vulnerable segment of our society is often the last hired and the first fired at businesses driven solely by profit. And despite many wonderful public and private vocational training programs and well intentioned government support efforts, thousands of these talented young people end up spending their most productive years sitting on couches watching TV shows all day long. A job means much more than just a paycheck; it means self-esteem and a purpose in life.
Every1 Can Work is a non-profit organization that employs these intellectually challenged people and supervises them in the production of delicious chocolate creations and other food-related products and services. Our goal is to earn enough money to keep the employees working. And to make that happen, they have to deliver unique, high-quality chocolate products to the market place.
Guilt-free chocolate was once just a dream for lovers of sweetness everywhere, but with Cameron’s Chocolates it is here! Our remarkable chocolates are made with love and devotion by a wonderful group of young adults and volunteers. Our community includes a wonderful group of young adults who have special needs, they all share a love of life and an appreciation for the opportunity for meaningful employment at Cameron’s Chocolates. Their contribution is invaluable. Culinary professionals, students and a wide circle of volunteers join them in a collaborative and joyful eﬀort. We promise you’ll taste the love in every single bite.
Now how could you ever feel guilty about eating a delicious piece of chocolate that makes that many people happy?
Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates offers an early morning array of coffee drinks, tea and freshly baked pastries made and baked in our own kitchen. A friendly sitting area with free Wi-Fi provides a venue for relaxing and enjoying the day’s kitchen creations. We hope you’ll stop on buy soon and try some of our sweet treats!