Seattle’s Best Coffee Brew-lanthropy Project

Every day, volunteers do amazing things while drinking really bad coffee. To help address this situation and continue the philanthropic legacy of parent company Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee is giving back to non-profits with through their Brew-lanthropy Project.

Brew-lanthropy Project

The First Brew-lanthropy Project Award: Blackstone Bicycle Works

Seattle’s Best Coffee began the Brew-lanthropy Project by awarding a coffee makeover to the staff and volunteers at Blackstone Bicycle Works, a nonprofit organization on the south side of Chicago. Blackstone is a beacon of hope for hundreds of neighborhood kids. The shop teaches life lessons through bike mechanics and healthy living through fun.

Become a Brew-lanthropist & Nominate a Nonprofit

Do you know a local non-profit that gives back? Nominate one with a 250 (or less) word essay at Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook Page. Entries will be accepted now until April 29th. You’ll find the rules there as well.

Help Choose the Deserving Recipient

Seattle’s Best Coffee will narrow the field to four finalists for voting, allowing nonprofits to rally support and votes.  Each finalist will be awarded $500 worth of Seattle’s Best Coffee. In May, the Seattle’s Best Coffee team will visit the hometown of the nonprofit with the most votes and bring the coffee makeover and its story to life. Starting May 11, fans will then cast their votes for the organization they think should receive the Coffee Makeover.

The Coffee Makeover

The winning organization will be chosen on May 19th and will receive:

  • A coffee break area makeover by HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” star Frank Fontana
  • A Seattle’s Best Coffee Premium Office Brewer, which delivers an individual cup of coffee made from freshly-ground beans in less than a minute
  • A year’s worth of Seattle’s Best Coffee
  • A $5,000 donation to brew more good in the community
  • A chance to tell their story in a short, shareable documentary film that will be featured on the Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook page

If you read my blog regularly, you can find non-profit organizations that I feature, but I’m sure that you know one or several in your own area that deserve assistance and a social media presence. I hope that you’ll share this information and nominate an non-profit that you feel fits the bill.

No compensation was received for this post. I believe in paying it forward. Information about the Brew-lantrophy project was provided by the Zeno Group.

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  1. Ok, I feel uninformed. I didn’t know Starbucks was the parent company to Seattle’s Best Coffee. Oh, well. It’s good to know that they are doing things like this. I love how you mange to find and highlight the best brands like this. : )
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  2. I had no idea that they were doing this. Sounds like a great cause. 🙂

  3. Every day, volunteers do amazing things while drinking really bad coffee. ~ That is the funniest line ever! So true. What a great project to feature! There are a few organizations I’d love to nominate.
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  4. As a non-coffee drinker I usually tune out when I hear the word “Starbucks”. It is great to hear they are giving back to philanthropy minded groups.
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  5. To Linds, I knew that. 🙂

    Once again, you amaze me with the things you find!! 🙂
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  6. That sounds like a really neat program. Good deeds do deserve good coffee.

  7. For some volunteers there is no coffee at all. What a great way to give back.
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  8. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!
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