In 2016, Anixter replaced all 2,800 pounds of coffee used annually in the break rooms at its corporate headquarters in Glenview, Illinois, with coffee from Aspire CoffeeWorks, a program through which adults with disabilities work side-by-side with employees of Metropolis Coffee Company in Chicago. The program is run by Aspire of Chicago, a not-for-profit organization that aims to make our communities better by redefining what is possible for people with disabilities. Not only does Aspire CoffeeWorks provide jobs to this underemployed group, but 100 percent of the proceeds go back into Aspire's programs and services.
Want to support this great cause? It's as easy as upgrading your morning cup of joe! Every penny of your Aspire CoffeeWorks purchase will support life-changing programs for adults and children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disabilities. Not to mention, the coffee is delicious, hand-roasted, fair trade and certified organic!