Coffee Shop Employs Homeless To Change Society Views

When Seth and Kelly Kelley heard their neighbors were not in support of the project to build affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the Colorado neighborhood, they had to take action. After a neighborhood meeting, they learned many of their neighbors' negative and stereotypical views about the people who are going to live there. The idea for RedTail Coffee was born. The couple opened a coffee shop, which welcomes and employs homeless people. So far they have only hired one homeless person, but they plan to exclusively hire within the housing complex once it opens. On the coffee shop's website it clearly states, "when [customers] buy a coffee or muffin from RedTail coffee, [they're] helping to provide job training, business skills, and a career to the homeless in our community."  They are hoping their actions will catch on and change the neighborhood's view on the situation...

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