Multicap provides innovative pathways to paid employment for people with disability through our social enterprises. This Christmas, the gift of financial independence is something you can help us give. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to assist people with disability reach their full potential by providing training to learn new skills, build confidence and grow self-esteem in the workplace.
Over at Makeables, a dedicated team of assisted employees work together to complete assembly, packing and finishing tasks for business customers. Laundretto’s assisted employees stay busy with washing, ironing and folding. MultiFresh and MultiSnacks provide on-the-job training and together, these innovations are working hard to create meaningful work opportunities for people with disability. Monte Lupo Arts is of course where it all began in 1991 and it is still making it possible for people with disability to work towards paid employment as artists and baristas.
To enable even more openings for people to enjoy financial independence, a second Monte Lupo Gallery Café opened its doors in Banyo, Brisbane thanks to the support and enthusiasm of locals.
Zac knows better than anyone what these opportunities mean. Zac went to Sunnybank Special School and during his time there his teachers encouraged his ambition to one day work as a barista. After work experience placements at a number of coffee shops, followed by a trial at our Eight Mile Plains Gallery Café, Zac was undoubtedly the man for the job. His enthusiasm and passion for work helped him successfully land paid employment in the Monte Lupo Gallery Café as a barista, where he has remained.
Zac began with Monte Lupo Gallery Cafe in June 2013 and has studiously worked his way to becoming a favourite in-store and a highly regarded employee. His friendly persona and quirky sense of humour has made him the perfect fit for this role. Café regulars know his favourite trick is to memorise each person’s name and coffee order by heart. In fact, it’s this attention to detail which makes our customer experience one to remember and even if you don’t, Zac will! Zac is particularly proud of his latte art and has been practising love hearts for all the ladies.
Help us create more opportunities for people like Zac to enter the workforce by generously supporting our Christmas appeal.