One Good Turn Honors the Intrinsic Value of All

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Our nonprofit provides food, jobs, and support to people who need a “hand up.”

We accomplish this through three nonprofit social enterprises:
CAFE 180, GoodTurn Cycles, and SHYFT at Mile High.

CAFE 180 is a nonprofit restaurant in Englewood, Colorado. There are no prices on our menu. Our paying customers make a donation in exchange for a healthy lunch. Those who can’t pay volunteer for an hour in exchange for a meal. We believe everyone deserves great food. We serve our food to everyone. Even people who can’t pay.

GoodTurn Cycles is a nonprofit electric bike shop in Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton, Colorado. In addition to selling eBikes, we offer tours and service all bikes, while providing job training to young people with barriers to traditional employment, such as homelessness or refugee status.

SHYFT at Mile High is a nonprofit space for mindful living. We offer classes and events aimed at helping our neighbors experience the many different pathways to mindfulness, such as yoga, meditation, and more. Our nonprofit provides people from all walks of life access through sliding scale, pay-it-forward classes and nonprofit partnerships.

Why We Do What We Do

The typical model for most charities is this: A person with “a lot” gives something of value to a person who has very little. Both people have their needs met: The person with “a lot” feels good about helping, and the person with a little gets something they need. This pattern repeats. And repeats. And repeats.

One Good Turn takes a longer view. We aim to change this pattern. We aim to help people find better ways to care for themselves.

“FINDING CAFE 180 HAS BEEN A REAL WINDFALL FOR ME,” SAYS CAFÉ PATRON RICHARD SPARKS, WHO AT AGE 74 IS ON A FIXED INCOME. “THE PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD IS WORLD CLASS.” Richard Sparks

Cafe 180 Patron

DIGNIFICATION™ is Our Mission

We’re so passionate about this work that we’ve made up our own word to describe it: DIGNIFICATION™.

 One Good Turn dignifies and honors the intrinsic value of all. Whether a simple smile, calling someone by name or sharing a meal together, mutual exchanges are the cornerstone of all we do. Recognizing everyone has something to give and to receive, we come together to find creative ways to meet our shared needs: a meal, a job, a connection.

 

There’s a Better Way to Help

One Good Turn gives people the chance to change their circumstances through mutually-beneficial exchanges. We started with the opening of CAFE 180, where we serve fresh, healthy lunches to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. But it’s not a free lunch. To eat without paying, you have to volunteer. It’s a win-win: Our customers get a delicious meal, and we get much needed help with the many tasks that need to happen to keep the cafe in business.

We’ve extended this approach to our job training program at GoodTurn Cycles and now our latest venture, SHYFT at Mile High.

Let’s Connect

Our favorite way of having your support is to spend time in our nonprofit social enterprises. Come eat lunch at CAFE 180, rent an electric bike from GoodTurn Cycles, or take a yoga or meditation class at SHYFT at Mile High.

You can also support One Good Turn financially. Make a donation today and support our aim to change how we support each other in this world.

To Learn More

Email: sarah@onegoodturn.com
One Good Turn
3315 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113

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