Looking Back at 2011
We would like to thank our customers for supporting our social endeavours over the past year. Thanks to your generosity, you have helped us reach out to people in need all over the world. In partnership with you, our staff, and our suppliers, we were able to raise the following :
- $13,000 for drought relief in the Horn of Africa, including government matched funds.
- $3,300 for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan
- $8,000 for water tanks in Guatemala with Seeds of Help
- $4,000 for cancer screening in developing countries with Grounds for Health
- $8,000 for education of girls in Kenya & Tanzania through CHES
- $3,500 for landslide recovery & rebuilding at ASOBAGRI co-op in Guatemala, in partnership with other local cafés & grocery chains.
Additionally, JJ and four of our retail managers built houses with Habitat for Humanity Canada on the east coast of Guatemala.
Along with continuing to support CHES, Room to Read, Seeds of Help, and Grounds for Health in 2012, we will be teaming up with the Vancouver Sun to raise money for literacy, both locally and abroad.
Thank you for your support! We wish you all the best in 2012.