Capaz WDSD Meet & Greet

Had a blast at Capaz Cafe for their open house in honour of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). WDSD is actually on March 21st every year. We celebrate on the 21st day of the 3rd month to honour the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that leads to Down syndrome. However, we thought we would get into the spirit early this year. 

*above photo curtesy of Snapd

Capaz Cafe is a new business that just recently opened at the end of 2019. It is run by the loveliest of them all, Lucy. Her vision for this cafe is to empower people with disabilities by highlighting their capabilities, and showing our community that all people have value, and the desire to work. Her coffee shop employs people with various disabilities, and gives them a place to have meaningful employment. She teaches them the necessary skills needed to gain the experience and build their resume, which will then lead to more opportunities to be employed in our community.

On Sunday she, along with us at CHF, opened the doors to the community and invited anyone and everyone in to share her passion. We had so much fun hanging out, doing crafts, playing games, eating snacks, and drinking delicious coffee!

Aksel came to hang out and sign autographs since he was the co-designer of the socks this year. It was the sweetest thing seeing him walk around with his photo all signed up. 

*above photo curtesy of Snapd

We were inspired to sponsor this event as Capaz employs individuals with Down syndrome. We wanted to give the community a chance to come together to witness the capabilities, value, and dedication these young people have. Lucy's dedication to her employees to help them gain marketable skills for future employment is exemplary. We wanted to share it with the Windsor/Essex community.

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