Coffeed, a Queens-born cafe chain has secured a new Chelsea location, and the profits will go back into helping the New York City community. Partnering with The New York Foundling, a non-profit helping everyone from teen mothers to young adults ageing out of foster care, the cafe will give 10 percent of its revenue to The Foundling and also employ those in the system who need a job.
The Foundling is leasing space for the cafe at half the going rate for businesses in Chelsea, making it a beneficial partnership for both. The Chelsea Coffeed won't open until October, but excited customers can get a sneak peek now, as construction began yesterday with a kick-off event with free iced coffee and brownies.
Artist Gregory Siff created a mural at the construction site showcasing The Foundling's mission to help kids, which you can see now outside the location at 590 Sixth Ave, between 16th and 17th St. The art inside the cafe will be devoted to raising awareness for issues The Foundling aims to address, such as issues underprivilegedyouth face. For more information on The New York Foundling, head to nyfoundling.org.
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