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Located at 3401 W Skippack Pk in Cedars, our mission is to provide a welcoming & inclusive café to empower all, including those with disabilities & their families, to have equal opportunities to work, dine, socialize, volunteer & learn. Reserve a table
Maureen Stanko, Tyler Kammerle and Kathy Opperman Co-Founders
Our mission is to enrich the lives of those with disabilities through art,
music, movement, learning, and fun while developing social skills, vocational skills, and increased independence within a community setting.
Classes are offered day, evenings and weekends!
All of our employees are Champions! Most never worked in a restaurant before, but they learned and we have watched them grow in confidence and skills. We are so proud! If you would like to donate to our "Sponsor a Champion" Campaign, learn more HERE
The So Much to Give Cafe has hired over 60 employees for our inclusive work environment. Several of our employees are pictured here at a team building event painting our tabletops!
"So Much to Give” is a program created by Maureen Stanko launched in early 2022 under Pillars of Light and Love. Inspired by the need to create opportunities for her son with autism, its mission is to help young adults with disabilities to gain personal fulfillment by utilizing their unique gifts and talents to make a positive difference in the community.
Maureen's friend, Tyler Kammerle, had been developing an innovative restaurant concept that seeks to further this mission by merging the idea of employing people with amazing abilities and implementing accessible systems to help create a truly inclusive dining experience for all. Because of this, Kathy Opperman and the Board of Directors of Pillars of Light and Love decided to work in tandem with Tyler to open the "So Much to Give Inclusive Café", and Maureen was more than eager to help with the project. Thanks to the hard work of many and endless support from the community, the "So Much to Give Inclusive Café" was able to "soft" open in November of 2022, just six months after Kathy and Tyler crossed paths! The official Grand Open Ribbon Cutting was held with hundreds in attendance on Saturday, January 21st.
Tyler is now the restaurant's General Manager and continues to create and develop the model of the inclusive Cafe with great plans in the works for the future!
Learn more about the original program Maureen runs each month with events at Pillars of Light and Love and at the Cafe at the link below.
Contact Maureen to volunteer at SoMuchToGiveCafePA@gmail.com