Sometimes good ideas don’t come out as intended. Our Purpose coffee idea, was good and worked well for the first cause, but unfortunately it hasn’t happened again. This has made me aware that we can’t shoe horn our solution to solve all the worlds problems so this is why Purpose coffee may not be a monthly event, but our support of good causes and community organizations does continue. I’d like to highlight 2 of our ongoing community groups that we have been supporting for quite a while now.
First is Clean Ocean Access. We first met this great group over year ago at Surf Fest 2012 and were highly impressed with the passion and work ethic of the group and knew immediately that we wanted to show our support. For the last year we have been providing refreshments for the group when they do beach clean-ups each month. I highly recommend that you check them out and join them, you will meet some great people, get some fresh air and help improve our beaches. https://www.facebook.com/cleanoceanaccess
Our longest relationship with an organization has been with the Norman Bird Sanctuary. For the past 8 years we have been a part of the Harvest Fair and the Breakfast with the Birds events. Just like Clean Ocean Access, NBS works hard to preserve the natural beauty of the place we live in and to foster a community that comes together to celebrate it. As I have come to know the people at NBS, I have seen the bond between the people who have grown up here, moved here or just visited once and the Sanctuary (and the people who run it). They have truly created a community.
Today at the Harvest Fair we are trying our most ambitious plan to date. We are helping them set up a pop-up cafe branded the ‘Sanctuary Cafe’ for which we have donated coffee, tea, and custom printed travel mugs. This new cafe will be the brand we use at each NBS event throughout the year. This week I roasted coffee for a special blend for the Harvest Fair and I hope you will like it. Come visit, have fun and support the NBS.