Giving Tuesday 2018

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We put together a list of organizations we believe in and want to showcase. Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice. Please join us in giving & sharing!

Café For MissionWithout Borders Global

Coffee with one simple mission -- to create a safe haven for orphans and abandoned widows in Guatemala. 

Our Mission is to plant a foundation of Hope through the Gospel, implement self-sufficiency programs that end barriers of deficiencies and provide resources to underprivileged communities, widows and orphans worldwide.

Mokha Foundation 

Our mission is to use coffee as a vehicle to improve quality of life and move the people of Yemen from humanitarian aid to economic empowerment. Our initiatives include interest free loans, solving the water problem, disrupting the refugee crisis, and replacing drug farms with coffee farms.

 

Coffee brings pleasure to billions everyday. We are using it to bring hope, dignity, and lasting economic transformation to the people who brought coffee to us.

 

Laughing Man Foundation

The Laughing Man Foundation supports coffee farming communities by investing in programs that clear the way to health, growth, and success for coffee farmers and their families. It started with a promise Hugh Jackman made to our good friend and Ethiopian Coffee farmer Dukale and his family. Since meeting Dukale, Hugh was inspired to start Laughing Man Coffee and the Laughing Man Foundation to support Dukale and similar farmers around the coffee growing world.

What we learned from Dukale was first, that amazing coffees are being grown by small farmers like Dukale and they needed to be shared. Second, coffee farming is a family affair.

Everyone is part of the process and family is not just those in your home but the community around you that helps and benefits from your success. This appreciation for community and family is very much a part of how we operate our cafes and we wanted the foundation to be an extension of that. So we look to programs that are not so much about making more sustainable coffee, although we do, but focus on sustainable individuals, family, and community.

Precious Lambs 

Every day there are children facing homelessness in the Long Beach area. Precious Lamb seeks to be the first stop for these children on their way to education and breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty in their family. Our goals are to educate, support and enrich them in their daily lives. Precious Lamb Preschool is available free of charge to children living in shelters and rehabilitation programs in the greater Long Beach area.  Through early education that promotes faith building and school readiness we seek to foster permanent positive change in our families.

We want to be a tangible support system for young children and families dealing with crisis. Through nurturing, education and support, we help to bring restoration, stability and empowerment. 

New Life Beginnings, Inc.

Began in 1984 as a 501 C-3 non-profit organization. NLB serves a diverse racial and cultural population of pregnant women in crisis. Through our Mothers Home, we provide a safe, loving, and caring shelter for indigent pregnant women who have no other resource of help.  Our first Mothers Home, purchased in 1986, is located in an old historical Sears Roebuck catalog house built in 1904.

In this home, located in the heart of the 6th District in Long Beach, we were able to house eight residents.  Since our inception, the demand for our services has increased. In an effort to meet this growing need we purchased a new facility at 835 E. 6th Street in Long Beach in 1999. Our housing capacity increased to 20 plus women and children. Our goal is to keep the family together and prevent the children from being separated from their mothers and placed in foster care.   

Urban TXT

We serve young men of color between the 7th and 11th grade who come from low income communities. Since 2009, we have used the concept of developing strong teams as a way of teaching our young men of color about collaboration, ideation, and long-lasting life skills. In small teams our youths learn the process of taking an idea from concept to market. We use coding as the catalyst to take young men of color and turn them into technology leaders who build positive communities.

 

Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) encourages inner city teenage Black and Latino males to become catalysts of change in urban communities. Our approach is to use technology as a tool for promoting positive youth development and leadership, and ultimately paving the pathway to higher education and majors and careers in Science, Technology Engineering, Math (STEM).

Matthew Torres