R&P Coffee Co. is a vision to see communities thrive! The mission? Simply put: Restoration and Placemaking (R&P). Officially: To restore communities by providing space for authentic relationship to happen and encouraging community development. We are located in a rural community that is slowly declining. The area is ravaged by abundant drug use (#5 county in the state)and devastated by higher than average suicide rates. But enough depressing stats. What you really want to know is what are we doing about it, right??
By creating a “great good place” or a “third place,” we are intentionally preparing an informal, neutral ground for authentic relationship to happen. Why is that important? Authentic relationships, or social connections, are the key to truly restoring a community. By creating a healthy third place, we will transform the local collection of unconnected individuals into a true neighborhood, where everyone has someone to talk to. When people are truly connected a few things decrease: drug rates, crime rates, suicide rates. But other things increase: civic engagement (volunteerism), safety, and economic development.
Yes, a coffee shop can make that much of a difference!
Help us turn our community upside down! Help us prepare a place for community restoration to happen. With your help, we are one step closer to seeing our community thrive! Click the button below to make a one-time or recurring donation.