Retail Establishment Provides Job Opportunities for Individuals
with Special Needs
WADING RIVER, NEW YORK — On February 12, Stacey Wohl, Owner, be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique, was joined by local elected officials and local business and educations representatives for the grand opening of its new location in Wading River, located at 6278 Route 25A, Building A, #2. Those in attendance took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and met with be(Cause) volunteers and staff during a tour of the establishment.
be(Cause) features a vast array of stylish clothing, jewelry from local artisans, soaps and assorted home goods, including the Nest line of fragrance candles, as well as coffee, baked goods and gift baskets filled with hand-crafted food items. Ms. Wohl came up with the idea for the store after she decided to revisit her roots in the fashion industry, where she worked as a showroom salesperson, fit model and designer after graduating college. In 2012, she began a wholesale coffee business, Our Coffee with a Cause, in which she trained her two children, Brittney and Logan — both of whom have special needs — and those with developmental disabilities in various aspects of the business.
In 2016, she opened Cause Café in Northport, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, with half of its employees comprised of those with developmental disabilities. Two years later, Ms. Wohl opened be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique, where she continues to offer job opportunities to special-needs individuals. In addition, she works with Developmental Disabilities Institute, which sends a handful of young people with special needs to the store each week in order to receive job training skills.
“We are proud to open be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique at our new location in Wading River,” Ms. Wohl said. “Our store provides a unique line of clothing, home accessories and expertly made baked goods. In addition, we provide job opportunities to older children and young adults with autism and special needs. This allows them to not only become gainfully employed, but to lead productive lives.”
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