This time of year you hear about so many non-profit organizations in need. I think it’s safe to say that you can’t make it through the check-out line at the grocery store without being asked if “you’d like to donate a dollar to (fill in the blank)”. There are so many awesome organizations out there & they are filling so many important & valuable needs.
But have you ever stopped to think about some of the smaller non-profits going on right in your very neighborhood?? I’ve been honored to sit on the Board & be a part of a local Non-Profit for the last three years, Square Peg Ministries. It operates in “my stomping grounds”. It benefits kids in my local schools. Therefore hopefully benefiting my immediate & local area.
This Holiday Season – or any season for that matter – if you’re lead to give to an organization – whether it’s your time or your money – I encourage you to consider finding a local non-profit in your area. And while every organization doing good is worthy, it’s just fun to be part of something making a small difference right in your backyard.
This year, our small local non-profit has teamed up with a very big coffee chain for a very cool fundraising event. Starbucks, yes THE Starbucks, has a whole bean fundraising program that allows non-profits to have a custom blended coffee. How cool is that?! Someone for the organization sits down with someone at the local Starbucks. You taste test, create a blend, pass off your logo & go back about a week later to pick up your order. This isn’t available in all markets, but if you’re looking for a unique fundraising opportunity & one that people will actually enjoy you should see if the Starbucks Whole Bean Fundraising is available in your area.
In the mean time; however, you have an opportunity to try our custom blend – it’s a combination of Pike’s Place and Christmas Blend. I’ll be giving away one bag of our 1lb whole bean coffee.
- Leave a comment here, telling me if there’s a local or national non-profit that’s close to your heart.
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This contest will end Wednesday, December 16th at 9pm and the winner will be notified via email. So enter now!!
Local Non-Profits & Starbucks … it’s one of the Finer Things in Life.
Disclosure: I am on the Board for Square Peg Ministries. However, Square Peg Ministries did not ask & actually does not even know I’m writing this post. I am not being compensated by Square Peg or Starbucks in any way. In fact, I personally paid the entire $13 to Square Peg for this coffee and am giving it away to a reader just because!! Starbucks was also paid in full and did not provide anything for this giveaway.