The original Beau’s Coffee opened January 2016 in a 500 square foot space in Wilmington, NC. The shop was run by 19 employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With over 80% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) unemployed nationwide, Beau’s Coffee created a path for people with IDD to become more valued, accepted, and included in every community.
Common Good is a special initiative of Newman’s Own Foundation to help encourage philanthropy on a global scale by highlighting the wonderful, purposeful pursuits of charitable organizations, individuals, businesses, and others, acting on behalf of the Common Good and making our world a better place for all. Created and curated by the media company Narrative Content Group, the site provides a platform to share stories from a large and wide-ranging group of contributors with a diverse group of site visitors at no cost. Newman's Own Foundation paid for the site’s development and underwrites its annual stewardship.