Beau’s is the newest coffee shop in Wilmington and they’re gaining well-deserved attention for serving up great coffee and providing job opportunities to adults with disabilities.
Founder Amy Wright recognized that in a fast-paced world, people often don’t slow down to get to know individuals who are different from them. So Beau’s was created to not only provide opportunities for community members with intellectual disabilities but to also provide the community with an opportunity to get to know them. Wright hopes that their business will also encourage other business to hire those with disabilities.
The community has been extremely receptive to Beau’s and their mission and the buzz has even landed them on the Rachael Ray Show.
Having Beau’s in our community means a lot to the Perry’s, as their son and brother, Reyn, has Down Syndrome. Another member of the Dianne Perry & Company team, Maggie, has a brother with Asperger’s. We’ve experienced others not taking the time to get to know our family members and we love that Beau’s helps the community get to know those with disabilities. We also love the confidence that is instilled in the employees from a great job opportunity.