It always weighs heavy when someone in our community takes it upon themselves to take things or hurt people and businesses in our community. Our vision for full inclusions of EVERY member of our society, is what comes to mind in this type of situation. We want to reach out to the individuals responsible for this and let you know, whatever battle you are facing, you are in our thoughts and we wish only the best for you during this difficult time in your life.
Most importantly, we would like to thank our Team, our landlords The Richmonds, and our neighbours at 49th Parallel Grocery, Slice Resto, The Medicine Shoppe In Cedar, Cedar Valley Dental, and Island Savings for creating such a wonderful complex to be a part of! We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Nanaimo RCMP for their speedy attendance and thorough investigation. Thank you to Budget Glass for the quick repair of our door!
Last, but certainly not least, a HUGE thank you to our coop members and valued customers for their concern in the wake of this careless vandalism and robbery. And thank you every day for making COCO Cafe a safe and welcoming environment for people from all walks of life. Without the support we receive from our community we would not be able to deliver on our mission to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community.
It is times like this that it is important that we remember, we are stronger together!
From all of us at COCO Cafe, where community works!