Busy Bee owner Tracy Gates with youthSpark Intern Camille Henderson
is extremely grateful for the support of Ms. Gates
and Busy Bee Café!
For the past 4 years, Busy Bee
has sponsored meals and other tokens of love for girls participating in our annual youthSpark Voices Recognition Ceremony.
is an early intervention program for girls at risk for trafficking involvement or extremely vulnerable to exploiter.
Get more information about youthSpark Voices
Tracy Gates, owner of The Busy Bee Cafe here in Atlanta, has certainly shown herself committed to the fight to end child sex trafficking.
In honor of youthSpark Voices
, Busy Bee
donated catering for the 2013 Graduation and Recognition Ceremony.
is the first prevention/early intervention program in Georgia working with girls deemed high risk for child sex trafficking involvement.
When asked why she
got involved with youthSpark
and the fight to end child sex trafficking, Gates
replied, "because I'm in the food business, that's the greatest way I can give back."
, donating food is just the beginning.
Whether it's donating clothes or helping with local donation drives, Gates
is always at the ready.
"It's whenever they call," says Gates
continues, "Anytime that you can go beyond yourself, especially for children who don't ask for these situations is reason for getting involved.
has long expressed her
commitment to the well-being of at-risk and inner city youth.
In addition to her
partnership with youthSpark
also serves with Hands on Atlanta - a local nonprofit organization.
, good food has circulated through her
family for years.
Named after an observation of bees in motion, The Busy Bee Cafe in Atlanta was passed down to Tracey Gates from her father.
Reflecting on her
chance to run the restaurant, Gates
said, "I wanted to have my turn, but wanted to brand it.
It's not just about a business that I inherited, it's a place that God gave me."
It certainly is evident that Gates
has made Busy Bee her
Knowing that, "the size is what people come for," Gates
is purposeful in retaining the authenticity of what Busy Bee
made it her
prerogative to learn the nature of the product which she
then documented for all to share.
"There is a recipe for everything here - that teaches us not to lose our hand in cooking a specific dish.
journey of owning a restaurant and learning what will sustain the business, Gates
simply explains, "I want to be able to deliver a great product."
first love of food back to why she
became involved in the fight to end child sex trafficking Gates reflects, "Your gifts and talents are within.
When you reach inside yourself that's when you succeed."
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