INspire Cafe Opens Pop-Up Slush Stand

Nspire Cafe, a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield, is thrilled to announce the opening of a pop-up slush stand at 500 Main St. Wakefield, MA. INspire Cafe is a workforce development program that provides meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.This temporary establishment will provide a unique platform for employees to showcase their abilities, engage with the community, and gain valuable customer service experience. More information regarding the pop-up stand, including specific details and hours of operation, will be shared through INspire Cafe’s social media channels.

Damon Kruppa, Director of Business Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs for INspire Cafe, expresses excitement, saying, “Getting jobs back is the number one priority, and we are so excited to utilize this space to create a thriving and inclusive environment.”

Adam Rodgers, Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield CEO, stated “We embrace the abilities of every individual, regardless of their developmental challenges. Our Clubs are about fostering a society where diversity and inclusivity thrive. Providing meaningful employment opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals is not just a gesture of kindness; it’s an investment in their potential and the enrichment of our communities.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the pop-up slush stand was attended by distinguished guests, including:

Jonathan Chines, Chair of Wakefield Town Council
Edward Dombrowski, Wakefield Town Council 
Erin Kokinda, Community and Economic Development Director
Steve Maio, Wakefield Town Administrator
Jennifer McDoanld, Wakefield Communications Director
Bob Santinelli, Property Owner
John Smolinsky, Wakefield Chamber of Commerce President

INspire Cafe extends gratitude to these attendees and acknowledges their support in making this venture possible.

Financial contributions, made possible through the support of generous donors, play a crucial role in enabling INspire Cafe to create an inclusive workplace that embraces the abilities of all individuals. INspire Cafe invites supporters and donors to stay connected with their progress, milestones, upcoming events, and initiatives by visiting their website at and following them on social media @INspireCafeOrg.

Hours of operation : 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm-8pm
Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday: 12pm-8pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

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About INspire Cafe

INspire Cafe is a nonprofit organization through its fiscal and managerial sponsorship from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakfield. They are dedicated to providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with diverse abilities. Through their various initiatives and ventures, such as the upcoming pop-up slush stand, INspire Cafe aims to empower their employees and showcase their talents to the community. For more information, visit

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