MCDC Awards Hugs Greenhouse Funds to Complete Propagation Infrastructure

Hugs Cafe Inc has been awarded a grant in the amount of $13,324.90 to complete the propagation infrastructure for the Hugs Greenhouse program. Located at 3054 CR 205 in McKinney, this tranquil setting provides meaningful employment opportunities for adults with special needs. The funds awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation will allow the Hugs Greenhouse program to begin growing perennials year-round using existing plant cuttings. This will teach a valuable skill to the Hugs Greenhouse team and reduce product cost.

At the McKinney Community Development Corporation meeting on May 28th, after the motion to approve the grant request passed unanimously, MCDC Treasurer Angela Richardson had this to say, “It made me proud as a McKinney resident to be able to support this business….Support these team members and their work and quality of life… I just think it is a great project. It made me feel amazing. I am so happy that MCDC is able to support these types of projects. “

Hugs Greenhouse is expected to begin performing propagation in early September.

For more information about the work the Hugs Cafe Inc is doing in the community or how you can be a part of their mission, please contact lauren@hugscafe.org

About Hugs Cafe Inc

The mission of Hugs Cafe Inc. is to enhance the lives of adults with special needs through training and employment. To make a donation or view more information about their organization, visit www.hugscafe.org

About McKinney Community Development Corporation

MCDC is an organization with a mission to promote and preserve quality of life in McKinney, TX.  The corporation was established in 1996 when voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to be used to support community and economic development projects that enhance quality of life in McKinney. For more information about MCDC, please visit www.mckinneycdc.org.