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Dine Out (or In) and Give Back

Support Great Causes in Greensboro

Greensboro is home to over 500 restaurants and dining options. Did you know that some offer opportunities to those in need and charitable donations with each purchase? Check out these options below for some ways to fill your stomach and support Greensboro.


A Special Blend

A Special Blend is a coffee, pastry, and ice cream shop. It is also a registered a 501 (C) 3, Non-Profit Corporation that counts on donations to help with expenses and to expand its reach to employ adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. With the motto, "Community in a Cup," and a specialty drinks menu that offers beverages named after the area, don't be surprised if there is a pop-up shop or a community meeting/ event. A Special Blend is truly special to Greensboro.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Address: 3900-C W. Market Street,
Greensboro, NC 27407

Phone: (336) 763-0205


A Sweet Success! Bakery

“A Sweet Success” is a program of Sanctuary House, a non-profit organization in Greensboro that started in 2008. The mission of Sanctuary House is to facilitate the recovery of adults with serious mental illness in Guilford County, so that they may achieve and sustain meaningful, satisfying roles and lives in the community. All proceeds for the baked goods sold go directly back into the programming at Sanctuary House. Click here to learn more about the Sanctuary House. Preorder made-from-scratch baked goods that are perfect for any special occasion or event. Place your orders online or over the phone.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pick-Ups Available by Appointment

Address: 315 N. Spring St A, Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: (336) 215-8239


33 & Elm Coffee House  

33 & Elm is a coffee shop in partnership with, The Industries of the Blind Incorporated. This coffee shop hires people who are visually impaired. They serve coffee from beans roasted from all over the world. They artfully prepare your lattes, toast your bagels and serve you an enchanting cup of tea.

Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 5:30pm Saturday 7:30am – 4pm

Address: 924 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: (336) 544-3727


Chez Genèse

French-inspired food and hospitality is Chez Genèse. They hire adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities and a focus to bring people together with food.

Hours - 8am-2pm, daily

Address: 616 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27406

Phone:(336) 663-7399

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