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Drink Coffee, Bring Andy Home

01 May, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

At Corner Coffee Co, we desire to provide you with the freshest coffee roasted to the perfect profile but our hearts go deeper than even that.  Our hearts are heavy for the many children both locally and across the oceans who don't have a family to tuck them in their own bed at night, those children who don't have someone to fight and protect them.  So, while we spend our days striving to be excellent at coffee we will also take proceeds from your purchases and use them to bring children to their "forever homes". 

Our family is growing again!  Last year, Corner Coffee Co. was able to give four scholarships to families who are adopting both internationally and locally through our online roasted coffee profits.  We want to introduce you to our newest family we at CCC are fundraising for, The Potters.  Eric, Amanda, Kenzie, and Emma live in our community of Andrews, NC.  They work at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters and are a part of our local church, Red Oak.  I recently asked Amanda some specific questions to give some background for those of you not familiar with their adoption story.   Please join us as we begin raising The Potter Family's scholarship and drink your daily cup of coffee with purpose!

 

WHY DID YOUR FAMILY DECIDE TO ADOPT?

We were not actively seeking adoption at the time, we knew God would grow our family one day since we could no longer have biological children.  When approached with adopting "Andy" (this is not his real name), we prayed through it and knew very quickly this is what God had for us.  "Andy" is our son, he belongs with us.

WHAT LED YOU TO ADOPT FROM CHINA?

We are adopting from China because that is where "Andy" is.

IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE STAGE OF THE ADOPTION PROCESS THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN THAT IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR YOU?

We have had an amazingly easy adoption so far.  We have seen the Lord's favor in every step.  We know His timing is perfect and it has been awesome to see Him open doors so quickly.

WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC NEEDS THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE JOURNEY OF BRINGING ANDY HOME?

Our current need is favor in our last step before we can send our Dossier.  We have been told this can take up to 90 days.  Since this is all we have left before we can send our Dossier (all the final paperwork) to China, we are anxious to be passed this point.  We are continually reminding ourselves that it is in the Lords hands and His timing is always perfect, but we can pray.  Please join us in that prayer. 

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST?

For us looking forward means uniting our family as a whole.  There is one Potter across the world that needs to be with his family. As a mother yearning for your family to be complete is the most hopeful thing I have everyday.  We will be a family soon, that is exciting.

SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS?

A huge prayer for us is to please pray that the adjustment into being in a family would go well for "Andy".  He has never had a family and has never bonded with a mother and father the way our biological children have.  I know this will be a journey for all of us.  I just ask people to pray that God prepares "Andy's" heart for his family and that we are able to be patient and sensitive to his needs. 

 

 

*beginning May 1st, proceeds from roasted coffee purchases either in store or online will go towards "Andy's" scholarship

 

Corner Coffee Loves Adoption and Fostering!

25 November, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Here at Corner Coffee we are passionate about adoption and foster care in our local community and across the world. As foster parents Danielle and I are committed to raising awareness about the need for families to open up their homes and hearts to the children of this world that need a “forever family.” One of the big reasons we founded Corner Coffee was a dream in our heart of doing something big within our community to help children who need more than a roof over their head, but a family to belong to. We are still committed to that dream. 

 

Corner Coffee Co. has now been in business for two years. The ups and downs of regular business ownership have been present everyday, but so has the passion to make a difference. Recently we researched some national statistics that made our hearts hurt for the children in foster care.

 

  • 52% of inmates in our jails were at one point in their childhood in the foster care system
  • 23,400 kids age out of the foster care system each year. Who do they go home to for Christmas and Thanksgiving? Who calls them on their birthday?  Who walks them down the aisle on their wedding day?
  • 1 in 5 will be homeless after 18.
  • 42% will graduate high school and only 2% will attend college.
  • 71% of girls will become pregnant within a year of leaving the system

 

We can’t fix every problem within the system, but we can be a part of the solution. We can’t change the entire world, but we can do our part. So here is what Corner Coffee is doing. Every time you buy our coffee online we are going to donate $2 per bag of coffee purchased to our “Forever Family” fund. We are sponsoring families who are fostering and adopting both locally and across the oceans. We will sponsor a family until we reach $500 in our “Forever Family” fund and then we will award them the scholarship to aid in their adoption. 

 

We understand everyone is not in a place in their lives to foster or adopt, but you can be intentional to make a difference for those that are. If you are drinking coffee every morning why not drink coffee that is supporting families who are adopting and fostering? The more you and your friends buy, the more children we can help find their forever home. 

 

We will do our best to keep our Corner Coffee Family updated on the families that we support here on our site. Thanks again and keep watching for our subscription option that will be available soon as it will also support the “Forever Family” fund as well!

Click here to shop for coffee and support adoption!

The Corner Coffee Team

Thank You!

11 December, 2013 4 comments Leave a comment

I wanted to take a moment and thank the Andrews, NC community. We have been open for a little over a month and the response and amount of encouragement has been amazing. I have had many conversations with my new friends in this community and am very excited what the next few years holds for us here in Andrews! 

We hope to serve this community for many years to come. 

 

Jon

Welcome

21 September, 2013 4 comments Leave a comment

Welcome to our new online website and store. There is so much more to Corner Coffee Co than can be found on this site so feel free to call us at 828-321-1990 or email at info@cornercoffeeco.com if you have questions. Drink well!

 

Jon and Danielle Silver

Owners

Corner Coffee Co