Posted by: kempefoundation | May 22, 2012

Charity of Choice: Socially Conscious Coffee

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Socially Conscious Coffee© is a non-profit organization that creates sustainable prosperity with coffee harvesters, their families and their communities through education, health care and environmental stewardship.

Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage, with more than 400 billion cups of coffee enjoyed each year. At the root of all these cups are the poorest people in coffee making: harvesters and their families. Lack of education, health care, food, and safe drinking water keep harvesters and their families in a cycle of illiteracy, poor health and poverty.

Socially Conscious Coffee created a model that’s breaking this cycle.

In 2004 it built a school and community center—the Centro Rural Educafé—on a coffee farm in Bahia, Brazil. The organization educates children and adults, provides safe water, fosters entrepreneurship, and educates the broader community on health, hygiene, disease prevention, food cultivation, positive parenting practices and environmental stewardship.

The Kempe Foundation is excited to partner with Socially Conscious Coffee through our Charity of Choice program. For every pound of coffee purchased, Socially Conscious Coffee donates $1 to support coffee communities and $1 to The Kempe Foundation to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

The coffee is made from award-winning Brazilian Arabica beans. Kempe supporters also enjoy free shipping and can choose from whole or ground beans, as well as decaf. If 5 percent of Kempe supporters made this their household coffee, it would add up to more than $10,000 donated to the Kempe Foundation annually, and another $10,000 donated to Socially Conscious Coffee programs each year.

To order, visit www.sccoffee.org/store/kempe/


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