Changing the World One Bagel at a Time
6400 Carolina Beach Rd. #14
Wilmington, NC 28412
How can bagels help change the world?
It might seem like a stretch, but we do believe bagels can help change the world.
Showing the world that Autism can help us find the missing piece of our puzzle.
As citizens and business owners, we value the importance of giving back to our community. As soon as we decided to venture into the bagel business, we realized we had the opportunity to really make a positive change in our community. Before we even purchased the business, we knew we wanted to help support students living with Autism. Issues around living on the Autism spectrum are quite personal for our family. Our son use to be non-verbal and through multiple intervention methods, he is now classified as having high-functioning Autism. Our daughter was also diagnosed at 1 year old. Through aggressive early intervention we became fortunate enough to see her diagnosis change and she is no longer on the Autism spectrum.
One non-profit that has made a substantial positive impact on our lives has been Oasis NC. The small class sizes, one-on-one attention, and academic support have been wonderful for our son August. He loves school, has amazing friends, and is blossoming.
Through our family’s experiences we saw a need for more hands-on real life work training programs. We realized that having our own business enabled us to offer a unique internship program for students. We could put forth the extra effort to show, teach, and help develop job and customer service skills to our son’s classmates.
With help from Oasis NC, we could identify any accommodations or modifications a student might need and give them the opportunity to practice workplace skills. By providing students with support and additional guidance, we could help them develop skills they already had and realize skills they didn’t even know they had!
Once they moved on from Oasis NC, they could take these real-life skills and continue to apply them as they find future employment.
The possibilities are truly endless!