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 July, we will be collecting for Our House. This will continue until the last day of the month.
The organization provides a "pathway to stability and independence for families experiencing homelessness through access to health care, early childhood education, housing, and employment. Our interrelated programs address the root causes of homelessness and ensure every family that leaves Our House has the tools needed to achieve lasting self-sufficiency."
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:
"At Our House, we provide transformative care to end the cycle of homelessness for families. Our interrelated programs address the root causes of homelessness and ensure every family that leaves Our House has the tools needed to achieve lasting self-sufficiency."
"Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty."