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Announcing Gabi’s PALS

As Part of Our Mission to Providing Opportunities to People with Special Abilities, We’re Announcing Gabi’s PALS.  We provide Packaging, Assembly. Labeling, and Shipping for Businesses Across the State. Our 30+ Employees Can Work at Your Facility or We Can Do the Work Right at Our Facility at the Loading Dock. Each Job We Get Provides Opportunity and Employment for People with Special Abilities.  As a 501(c) Non-Profit Your Job is a Tax Deductible Donation as Well!

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Gabi’s Grounds started in 2017 when Gabi had a part time job bagging groceries at Harris Teeter she wanted another part time job, so she started applying for many jobs. For example she was turned down at a popular gym to be a child care helper, even though she worked at our church in the child ministry area for years, and the kids adored her.   The last interview where she was turned down from was the position of making smoothies, during the interview they proceeded to tell her that she would be too slow at the job and they didn’t want customers waiting, to which Gabi replied, well you haven’t even tried me behind the counter, how do you know I would be too slow?  That was it for me, I couldn’t put my daughter through any more rejections.  She didn’t understand why nobody wanted to hire her.  Neither did I, but I did know we couldn’t do this anymore, that’s when Gabi’s Grounds Coffee was born.

We traveled to the beach to visit Bitty and Beau’s Coffee shop where they were the first coffee shop to employ people with special abilities.  Gabi always wanted to own her own restaurant so I told her I could do a coffee shop instead and she said let’s do it!    For the next 3 years we raised money, we did pop ups all over NC, Gabi spoke at special needs conferences across the country about Achieving your dreams. Our garage was full of coffee and merchandise, and we shipped everything out from our home.  We had tons of orders after being on the Kelly Clarkson show in 2020.    Then Covid hit…..

God called us out of my garage and into the co warehouse at the loading dock.  I said to Him, you know theres a pandemic going on right??  People are going home to work……    We rented a small warehouse space at the Loading Dock in Raleigh, NC.  As I stood in our “Cage” (chain linked 10×20 spot) I watched as others using the coworking tables out in the main warehouse were packaging, assembling, labeling items for other companies, and realized this is what God wanted me to see.  So we pivoted from looking for a coffee shop, (still have online and pop up coffee) and stared Gabi’s PALS (Packaging, Assembling, Labeling and Shipping)

We currently have 42 employees!   We travel to customers warehouses and work there if preferred or we work out of the Loading Dock warehouse.

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To EMPOWER the SPECIAL ABILITIES COMMUNITY to Find Their Place in the World and ENJOY FULFILLMENT in Everything They Do.

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To EMPOWER the SPECIAL ABILITIES COMMUNITY to Find Their Place in the World and ENJOY FULFILMENT in Everything They Do.

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Vicky Ismail
Vicky Ismail
2022-04-02
Love the mission and the great work they are doing in our community!
Fabian Ramirez
Fabian Ramirez
2022-03-30
I have worked with Gaby's Grounds for countless assembly and kitting projects over the last 2 years. They are very fast and do great work. Everyone I have interacted with has been extremely friendly and go the extra mile to hit our required output and deadlines. I highly recommend them.
Cliff Winefordner
Cliff Winefordner
2022-03-29
Great People! Love working with everyone at Gabi's Grounds!
Bettie Lou ElOmari
Bettie Lou ElOmari
2022-03-28
We love the vision that started Gabi's Grounds and has expanded to Gabi's PALS. It has been a blessing in my son's and my own life assisting him in his work there in addition to the many other adults with special abilities whose lives it benefits. We are so thankful for them in addition to their products being the BEST! Try the coffee and other products and you will see for yourself.
Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett
2022-03-28
What Mary and Gabi are doing is nothing short of inspirational. This is such an amazing group of individuals and I'm happy to support their efforts!
Cindy Burleson
Cindy Burleson
2022-03-28
Absolutely LOVE Gabi and her crew. We use Gabi's Grounds coffee here at HIS Radio and couldn't be happier.
Jeffrey Marsocci
Jeffrey Marsocci
2022-03-28
A great workplace with a purpose of employing differently-abled adults. Always efficient, quick, and I love the chocolate products! Definitely recommend.
Aggie King
Aggie King
2022-03-25
Gabi’s Grounds as well as Gabi’s PALS is a group of people that perform high quality work. They pay attention to detail and take pride in there accomplishments.
Ward Betts
Ward Betts
2022-03-25
You will not find a better group of people in the Triangle area!! Not only do Gabi's PALS do great work, but they also know how to brighten your day and put a smile on your face. 110% would recommend Gabi's PALS to anyone looking for help with packaging, assembly, labeling, or shipping. Not to mention, the coffee at Gabi's is AMAZING as well!
Stacy Nobles
Stacy Nobles
2022-03-24
Gabi’s is a wonderful company! Check out the website for coffee and merchandise. Gabi’s PALS is the fastest, most hard-working crew and will get the job done right. The special abilities community is the best!

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