Each month for the foreseeable future, we are collecting donations to send to charitable organizations and causes in the US. For 2020, 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, has 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 teaching those around them to unlearn racism.
For the month of October we will be collecting for The Conscious Kid. This will continue until the last day of the month.
The organization’s main focuses surround promoting healthy racial identity development in the younger generation. This disruption of racism is sought through education, research, and policy organization. The group have several funds they are currently running, including the Anti-Racist Children’s Books Education Fund, the Conscious Kid General Fund, and The Conscious Kid’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund for Families.
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:
‘We are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.
As a nonprofit we rely on your generosity to make our work around racial justice, equity, and education sustainable.’