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, SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Coffee is giving back to non-profits with through their Brew-lanthropy Project.
The First Brew-lanthropy Project Award: Blackstone Bicycle Works
SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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
SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Coffee will narrow the field to four finalists for voting, allowing nonprofits to rally support and votes.Ã‚ Each finalist will be awarded $500 worth of SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Coffee. In May, the SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 HGTVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s “Design on a Dime” star Frank Fontana
- A SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Coffee Premium Office Brewer, which delivers an individual cup of coffee made from freshly-ground beans in less than a minute
- A yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worth of SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.