It's a truck, but then it's not.
There are wheels, but it's really driven by dedication, passion and love.
There's coffee, but it's conversation and refuge that really fills you.
It's home is in Clarkston, but the welcome comes in the form of people from around the world - truly, "the most diverse square mile in the United States" (if not the world).
"Can we meet at Refuge Coffee Co. is one of my favorite ways to plant the seed for an amazing meeting or catch-up with friends?" I know this because you don't just "have a meeting" when you pull into their parking lot. You get to listen to Leon with his ever-awesome Congolese accent greet anyone like family. You get to meet someone doing something awesome to change the world is some wonderful way. You get to hear the sound of laughter - always - coming from a table close to you. You literally FEEL this broken world healing sitting in the revamped garage.
You think you're coming for a cup of coffee and leave with a permagrin because you were just a part of something really special. Your coffee helped fuel their job training for amazing refugees. Your presence provides an even greater welcome for many passersby who are looking to really call this place home. Your conversations will no doubt linger longer because they're special here. You're always welcome and you're never a stranger.
To write that we're honored to award Refuge Coffee Co. with one of our See Beautiful Milestone Grants would be an understatement. They'll use the grant to help make their location in Refuge a home, as they just officially unveiled their efforts to turn a dream into a reality and purchase their space for good.
I'd be remiss not to invite you to be a part of their story in case you can't swing by and grab a cup of coffee. You can learn more about their beautiful work here and virtually create refuge: https://www.purecharity.com/a-place-for-refuge
See beautiful in yourself.