We are thrilled to have been nominated. The Penny Coffee shop uses our wall of 33000 pennies as a metaphor of who we are. An individual penny has little value. However, if you combine 33,000 of them (not far from the population of our city), the impact can be grand. We invite people to allow their small contributions toward improving our city to be collected into something bigger.
Our coffee shop opened with the vision of being ‘a coffee home’ and a ‘collective for change’. We’ve focused on creating an atmosphere that is like home away from home that presses for high quality, inclusive community and beautiful aesthetics.
We also are working to bring together community around causes related to the social issues of our cities’ downtown. We provide awareness and education for issues related to marginalized communities. We rally Penny people to collect cash, socks (sOctober), food and even garbage. Purchasing from our menu make cents for our city.