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The Adoption Foundation of TN is supporting The Empty Cup, a non-profit coffeehouse coming to Knoxville, TN.

What is The Empty Cup

The Empty Cup is a new kind of coffee shop that will be a gathering space with excellent coffee, local food, a market place, and live music. But it goes beyond that. The goal is to rethink how adoption fundraising is done. The Empty Cup will become a sustainable source for adoption fundraising. As people pour into The Empty Cup, they will pour back out to local families in the form of adoption grants.

Why is it called The Empty Cup?

As the community pours into The Empty Cup by purchasing coffee, donating time, or visiting the marketplace, the coffeehouse will pour its net profits back out in the form of adoption grants. That’s why the cup stays empty.

How can I pour in?

Interested in working for The Empty Cup?

  1. Download application here. Print and fill out.
  2. Send in application:
    1. Scan and email to
    2. Mail to 9111 Executive Park Drive
      Knoxville, TN 37923

Call (865)201-2077 if you have any questions.

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