We are excited to announce that our fearless and devoted leader, Brandi Fishman, was featured in the “Names to Know” section in the August issue of South Jersey Magazine.
It’s a tribute to Brandi’s hard work and determination to get the Zefer Foundation‘s first business, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe. We opened in December 2017 after eight months of building restoration and prep work. The Foundation decided on Mill Race Village in Mount Holly, NJ as its home and helped to re-energize the community.
Nestled in Mill Race Village in Mount Holly, NJ and just a short walk from Robin’s Nest Restaurant, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe serves the finest coffee and teas, as well as great eats.
The coffee is roasted fresh and roasted locally by Harvest Roastery in Medford, NJ. We hire developmentally disabled adults.The Mill Race Village is part of an historic restoration neighborhood preservation project and a haven for entrepreneurs, artisans and professionals alike. The Mill Race Shops offer a wide variety of collectibles, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items, fine art, jewelry, clothes, books, accessories and furniture for those seeking distinctive and unusual wares for your home, your loved ones, and of course yourself!
Here is what South Jersey Magazine wrote about Brandi: “Brandi Fishman opened Breaking Grounds Coffee and Cafe in Mount Holly, NJ to promote special needs people with essential work skills. The Zefer Foundation, which is the heart of the coffee shop’s values, aims at create inclusion and diversity for individuals with autism. Fishman is also involved in several organizations such as Autism Speaks, The Ronald McDonald House and Mommies of Miracles.”
The mission of the Zefer Foundation is to shift society’s perception of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We will accomplish this by collaborating with individuals and agencies to create unprecedented opportunities for inclusion and diversity in the areas of employment, housing and recreation. BG