CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises
Oct18

CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises

Local co-working space CO+HOOTS is partnering with Beneficial Beans, a Phoenix café created by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center that provides training opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorder, to open a five-month pop-up boutique dedicated to social enterprises.  The boutique opened for business on Oct. 16 at 1027 E Washington Street in Phoenix. There are products available from at least 20 social...

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Phoenix Rescue Mission to expand reach through new Valley restaurant
Sep20

Phoenix Rescue Mission to expand reach through new Valley restaurant

With nearly 18,000 people in Maricopa County left homeless last year, the demand for change in our community is tremendous. Thankfully, Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) is making the difference all over Maricopa County and beyond, due in part to the upcoming grand opening of Mission Possible Café. PRM’s third concept, Mission Possible provides opportunity for the clients of the local non-profit organization to gain valuable work...

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How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children
Feb17

How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children

Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is a non-profit organization that provides local disadvantaged children with backpacks full of supplies. Displaced children receive backpacks with toiletries and toys, while low-income students receive backpacks with pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies. If that isn’t cool enough, get this: Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is run by 13-year-old Kaitlyn Martinez. Kaitlyn came up for the idea for her organization in 2015...

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Tappetite is helping women achieve financial independence with baked goods
Feb13

Tappetite is helping women achieve financial independence with baked goods

What do cookies, cupcakes, and financial independence have in common? You can find them all with a single smartphone application: Tappetite. On the surface, Tappetite is an iPhone app that helps you satisfy your sweet tooth with, well, a tap. It serves as an online marketplace where home bakers can sell their goods under a state license. Customers begin their search by location, then scroll through nearby vendors until they find the...

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