Each month for the foreseeable future, we are collecting donations to send to charitable organizations and causes in the US. For 2020 and onwards, these highlighted organizations are ones that are centered around education and the fight against racism. It is clear that the specialty coffee industry, and society as a whole, have much to address regarding this long-standing issue. And a way to start is to contribute to those groups that are knowledgeable about action and teach those around them to unlearn racism.
For the month of March, we will be collecting for the National Women's Health Network. This will continue until the last day of the month.
The organization's mission is to "improve health by strategically shaping policy, expanding access, and providing accurate, unbiased information." To donate, you can select the amount you wish to contribute as an add-on for your product purchases. Acaia will publicly provide proof of donations when they are sent to the organization.
In their own words:
"The National Women’s Health Network (The Network) was founded in 1975 – almost half a century ago. We understand that to remain true to our progressive and feminist roots, we must continually evaluate and update what we do and how we do it as the world changes around us.
To this end, the board and staff came together this year for strategic planning and refreshed our policy priorities to be more inclusive, impactful, and responsive to the nation’s health policy needs.
These priorities, or pillars, are informed by the science and the lived experiences of health care consumers (that’s you). Read on to learn more about our 12 Policy Pillars and the signature issue areas we’ll be focusing on in the coming months."