from loss to hope
Ele's Place was established in 1991 by Betsy Stover after her daughter Ele died at the age of 11 months. From her own children, Betsy learned that grieving children need to share their feelings with other children who understand how they feel. Because of the Stovers’ loss, hundreds of grieving children now come to Ele's Place each week, where they begin to heal and find hope after the loss of their loved one.
kids helping kids
Before coming to Ele's Place, children feel alone in their grief, like no one understands the hurt in their hearts. Each week at Ele's Place, grieving children find a warm and welcoming place to share their memories, photos, artwork and writing with friends, who understand how they feel. Together they lighten their burdens and brighten their tomorrows.
coffee that cares
As a non-profit organization serving the Lansing, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids regions, Ele's Place is able to support grieving children at no cost to the families because of strong community support. In an effort to bolster this generosity, Paramount Coffee created the Ele's Place program to:
- Return a minimum of $1 of every purchase directly to Ele's Place
- Support Ele's Place in giving hope to hundreds of children
- Add needed strength to the community
- Help customers become more aware of Ele's Place
- Provide the opportunity for retailers to publicly support a respected charity within the community
Paramount Coffee roasts, packages and markets the Ele's Place coffee program as part of its continuing commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
Ele's Place Blend is available for purchase online and at select retailers across Michigan.