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Help support coffee workers in times of need!

by Kendra Sledzinski

Supporting: #GivingTuesday November 30, 2021 for Go Fund Bean, Inc.

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Hello family and friends,


As we endure the ongoing challenges of living in a pandemic world, community is everything. I'm proud to serve my coffee community as a board member of Go Fund Bean. Go Fund Bean was founded as a response to massive job loss (I'm included in the thousands upon thousands who lost income and health insurance unexpectedly overnight!) in the pandemic and is a non-profit that supports, uplifts, and defends hourly coffee workers. As someone who spent nearly a decade as a working barista, I profoundly understand the need for organizations like Go Fund Bean and am humbled to be a part of it.


For Giving Tuesday, we're raising funds to help establish an ongoing Disaster Relief Fund.


When Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana and the Northeast earlier this year, we gave nearly $100,000 in financial relief grants to people who had missed paychecks or lost their jobs entirely. We don’t know when or where the next climate disaster will hit, but we do know that hourly employees will be the most vulnerable people in the face of it. Donations to this fund will help someone stay on their feet the next time a disaster occurs. Please consider donating today. If you can’t, please forward this to someone who can. Any amount helps, whether it's $5, $10, or $25. 


Thank you for your consideration and for supporting Go Fund Bean!


Sincerely,

Kendra


Join us for #GivingTuesday to raise $5,000 for our Disaster Relief Fund! 




What We Learned from Hurricane Ida


When Hurricane Ida struck on August 30th, 2021, Go Fund Bean leapt into action. Through corporate connections and community donations, we were able to raise over $100,000 to help hourly coffee works who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. And we're so grateful to everyone who stepped up that way! 

However, the process was really slow. Due to corporate accounting policies and bank limits, it took months to get some of the money that had been promised to us, which meant it took months for us to get money into the hands of people who needed it. 

That's why we're establishing the Disaster Relief Fund.


What Your Gift Will Accomplish

With your support, we can help more hourly coffee workers receive much needed emergency relief must faster the next time a climate disaster strikes. We give $500 grants to help people get back on their feet after a disaster. They can use it to cover lost wages or to repair and replace damaged possessions. 

Any amount helps! Whether you can donate $5 or $500, we will appreciate it! Together we'll help people get back on their feet the next time a disaster strikes.

But the first four people to donate more than $40 and include their mailing address in their pledge will receive a cute secret gift from us. Don't miss out!




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