Cyber Monday has come and gone, and today it’s Giving Tuesday. What better time to ring in he holiday season than to give the gift of sharing by donating to these great coffee charities!

Clean Water Ethiopia – Help Dogwood Coffee give the gift of clean water!

Public giving can be an awkward affair- but in some cases it makes sense to bring giving out into the open. That being said, our company has been a member of 1% for Humanity, and has incorporated funding humanitarian-based not-for-profits since our inception. For us, this is a commitment that keeps larger priorities and issues in front of us. It keeps us aware of a humanity broader than the one we experience on a day-to-day basis. No pride, no badges, no guilt here- just a simple, proactive way to keep others in view and to help as we are able.

SO…we like people, you like people, and some people in Ethiopia need clean water. Let’s work together on a simple, attainable goal of building one well for a community that needs it. Our $10,000 goal will build this well, and provide clean water for around 500 people for at least 20 years (on average). This means less waterborne illness and death, and frees up valuable time for productivity and education in these communities.

We’re donating $3,000 to kick-off the project and will match each dollar you give (on this page) up to $3,500, to reach our total goal of $10,000 before Dec. 31st. We’re going public with this effort because we need the participation of our friends to help make it happen. We’d be thrilled to have you join us. Thanks for your support!

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Project Rwanda – Give the gift of better infrastructure to the nation of Rwanda!

Project Rwanda is committed to furthering the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope. Our goal is use the bike to help boost the Rwandan economy as well as re-brand Rwanda as a beautiful and safe place to do business and visit freely.

Grounds For Health – Give the gift of preventative care for ladies in coffee growing regions!

Grounds for Health’s mission is to create sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, with the goal of decreasing the rate of cervical cancer.

Coffee Kids – Give the gift of hope! Coffee Kids has over 400 business members, and has raised and distributed over $4 million in funds to help coffee-farming families in their efforts to improve the quality of their lives.

Our staff works with local organizations in Latin America to create programs in education, health care, economic diversification, food security and capacity building in coffee-farming communities. These efforts allow coffee farmers to reduce their dependence on the volatile coffee market and confront their most pressing community needs.

Nica HOPE – Give the gift of shelter in Nicaragua!

Nica HOPE, an outreach of Fabretto Children’s Foundation, provides increased opportunities for youth and adults from the communities that currently depend on the trash for income and survival.

Doctors Without Borders – Give the gift of medical care and support this remarkable organization!

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

Are you participating in a holiday fund drive in your area? Are you donating to a worthwhile coffee charity we haven’t listed? Share your story with us in the comments below, and Happy Holidays from your friends at

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