BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Dr. Rueben Gobezie is one of the top shoulder specialists in the nation— plus he’s a big coffee lover.
- A local surgeon and Ethiopian native started the Daily Dose coffee shop
- 100% of the profits go to helping homeless women and children
- The City Mission’s Laura’s Home program helps single mothers become homeowners
Back in April, he opened Daily Dose Coffee for a Cause.
The shop is housed inside the Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center.
Each year, Daily Dose donates to an organization that is making a difference in the community.
This year, the New Horizons Progam at The City Mission was the charity of choice.
“So, I said, ya know what? We are going to have a coffee shop. Why don’t we contribute so no one thinks you are actually doing something with that coffee every time you buy coffee,” said Gobezie. “Here we are giving 100% of the proceeds to the New Horizons program at The City Mission so you don’t feel guilty. You buy your espresso in the morning… maybe even have one in the afternoon, but bottom line, we thought it was a great way to leverage some of our luxury self-indulgence for somebody else.”
Ashley Field is the community development coordinator for the New Horizons Program at The City Mission.
The program helps homeless women become homeowners.
“New Horizons” is a ministry of the City Mission. We purchase foreclosed tax lien homes from the Cuyahoga Land Bank,” said Field. “We fundraise all the money to renovate that home and once renovations are done, we select a mom who has graduated from our Laura’s Home program. So, she comes to us homeless, she becomes housed and she becomes a homeowner, all within a 2- to 3-year period.
"So, we selected Star to go into the current home we’re renovating and Star has just gone above and beyond everything that has been asked of her,” said Field.
Star Ingram and her 3 kids will not be homeless for much longer.
They lived in a shelter for a year and a half, but soon they’ll be moving into a renovated home, thanks, in part, to the doctor’s Daily Dose and The City Mission.
“He’s a godsend and I’m just so grateful and just thankful for them,” said Ingram. “It’s people like that that are out here in this world. It’s just amazing”
For almost 20 years, Gobezie has been repairing shoulders, and the Harvard-trained surgeon is consistently ranked among the best in his field.
Now he’s also repairing people’s lives, one cup of coffee at a time.
"If in my life I could be used to impact another person in a meaningful lasting way, to me that’s the purpose of life and I just feel fortunate to be a part of it,” said Gobezie.