On Common Grounds returns Sunday, supporting Ruth’s House

Published 7:33 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019

From Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities

You can’t keep a good coffeehouse down for too long, it must be the caffeine. On Common Grounds, the Sunday community coffee shop had a limited run from the start of December to the end of January. Over the six Sundays, five non-profits and the Feb. 15 Beaufort County Veteran Stand Down were beneficiaries of Sunday morning coffee habits, while each Sunday, the non-profit featured was able to provide awareness to those who might not have been aware of their mission.

After a brief hiatus, on Feb. 24, host and sponsors Pamlico Rose and The Contemporary Art Exchange will again offer the shared community space and combine it with service to the at-risk populations in the local and surrounding area. Instead of once a week, On Common Grounds will open the fourth Sunday of each month, but the rest of the java experience will stay the same. Coffee and pastries again will be free, but donations for the coffeehouse menu and the ambience of On Common Grounds home, The Contemporary Art Exchange, 127 E. Main St., are still encouraged and gratefully accepted.

All proceeds from donations will go to the specific non-profit being featured that day.  However, there will be one difference with the re-opening. On Common Grounds will open at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. and close at noon. The volunteer baristas put their bean grinder down when it came to the start time, an extra hour of sleep makes for a rested barista and a better cup of coffee.

Come hang out, sip some good hot coffee while serving those less fortunate, and stay long enough to enjoy some of the random conversations that can only find a home at On Common Grounds. When the weather warms, but not too warm, the patio will be open to two legged and four-legged coffee house aficionados to enjoy the morning.

Ruth’s House will be the featured non-profit for Feb. 24 and the Human Society of Beaufort County will be the featured non-profit for March 24.