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Chairs Coffee to Donate 10 Percent of June 4 Proceeds to Crosswalk Teen Shelter

Katie Kaley
Chairs Coffee

Sarah Howard
Communications Director
Volunteers of America/Crosswalk
509.499.9886 or

Spokane, Wash.– May 30, 2012 – Monday, June 4, 2012, Chairs Coffee (112 W. Indiana) will donate ten percent of their proceeds to Crosswalk teen shelter (525 W 2nd Ave) as part of their weekly “Give Back Monday.” Each week the staff and customers of Chairs Coffee take a moment to do their part by giving back to a local nonprofit or charity. The coffee shop is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the day of the event.

Founded in 1985, Crosswalk is an emergency shelter, a school drop-out prevention program, and a group of lifesaving and life-changing programs dedicated to breaking the cycle of youth homelessness. In an average year, Crosswalk serves more than 1,000 youth. Emergency shelter is available 365 days a year and all services are free and voluntary.

“It’s wonderful to see a local business stepping up to support local youth in need,” says Bridget Cannon, director of youth services at Volunteers of America, which runs the shelter. “The money is wonderful, but it also means a lot to these youth—who have been through so much—to know that people out there care.”

Chairs Coffee was started by two guys who care. It all began when locals Mitch Moczsulski and Chris Nichols were looking for a place to hold a meeting for a nonprofit they started and heard about this cool coffee shop on Indiana. When they went to check it out, they were disappointed to find it had closed for good.

Seeing a great opportunity, they jumped on a chance not only to start a coffee house, but to bring something needed to Spokane—a place with great coffee, food and people where folks can gather, sit and socialize. Just two months later in February 2011, Chairs Coffee opened its doors and has quickly become a success. The “Give Back Monday” event is designed to pay that success forward.

More information about Chairs can be found at Additional information about Crosswalk can be found at