FAIRFAX CITY, VA – Today, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin presented a 2023 Spirit of Virginia Award to Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, a retail location for the nonprofit, Every1 Can Work, whose mission is to provide employment to adults living with an intellectual disability through a supported group environment by teaching work and life skills to further independence.
“The celebration of Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates is extra sweet this Passover and Easter week. We laud this remarkable nonprofit that transforms the lives of Virginians with cognitive disabilities by providing a job that is much more than a paycheck, it is purpose in life,” said First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin.
“Cameron’s Chocolates will celebrate our 10th anniversary on October 1st of this year. Our mission is to provide meaningful employment to individuals with intellectual disabilities in a community-based setting. Fairfax City provides many opportunities for our workers to connect with others. Every year since opening our doors we have participated in the Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers’ Festival, the Fall Festival and the Ride of the Patriots. In all of these venues our workers have had wonderful experiences engaging with customers who enjoy our extraordinary chocolates,” said Ellen of Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates.