During September, 5% of all sales go to support Live & Learn, which empowers women to break the cycle of generational poverty

Women Supporting Women

Empower Coffee Roasters is committed to supporting organizations that seek to empower women and girls achieve their dreams.

We have committed 5% of all sales to go toward organizations that empower the women in our community. In addition, we plan on hosting events for women and young girls to provide educational and professional opportunities.

We also support women-owned coffee farms across the globe in our purchases of sustainable coffee. The owners of the farms we support practice sustainable farming and supply fair wages to their workers, and they give back to their own communities.

Check out how we are supporting women below:

Our Community Partners

 

Live & Learn is a non profit organization for women that was founded in 2012 to empower women in the Phoenix-metro area. Live & Learn continues to grow every year to meet the financial education needs and career training for women in our community.

Participants who are ready to take the next step towards women's education empowerment, financial independence and career guidance are referred to our program by our community partners. They interview and select the best training program for women who show a determination to improve their lives. Together, they develop an education and career plan in an area with high employment demand.

Live & Learn staff provides ongoing career guidance and support for each client along their journey. At the same time, they work with community partners to offer the best training program for women and a range of life-skill classes and workshops that will help in this process.

Read more in our blog post here.

 

Eve's Place Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in the West Valley of Maricopa County. Since 2004, Eve's Place has provided innovative and empowerment-based programs to victims of domestic, sexual and teen dating abuse.

Eve's Place introduced the concept of the Mobile Advocacy Program for victims in the West Valley in October 2013. In February 2015, Eve’s Place expanded the Mobile Advocacy Program to a rural area, with an office in Quartzsite and a tribal area, with an office in Kayenta, AZ on the Navajo Nation. This program brings services to victims in their own communities regardless of their place in the healing process.  It is their goal to reach the 75% of domestic abuse victims who historically did not reach out for services due to the lack of options. The Mobile Advocacy Program can provide all the services regularly available in a shelter without the bed for any victim of domestic abuse. Eve’s Place also offers a vast set of services to victims of sexual and teen dating abuse. They partner with community resources to provide local locations convenient and safe for the client and their needs and to increase the area of access for services.

Read more in our blog post here.

Go With The Flow is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides free menstrual hygiene products to students, educates the public about menstrual health issues, and advocates for education and resources that challenges the social stigma surrounding menstruation and promotes menstrual equity.

Go With The Flow has provided over 20,000 period packs to schools across the state of Arizona. When students in these schools are in need, they are able to approach various school staff to discreetly obtain a supply of hygiene products. Schools as needed, are able to contact Go With The Flow to replenish their period packs, helping to ensure a continuous supply of menstrual hygiene products for their students at no cost to the school. We believe making a resource like period packs available is important because no student should have their education disrupted by the anxiety or discomfort that can arise from not having access to necessary menstrual items. We also believe that for lower income or homeless students especially, menstrual hygiene products can be an extra financial burden if they or their families are not able to afford their costs; this can result in lower productivity in the classroom or worse, missing school altogether. It is Go With The Flow’s mission that no student should have to miss school or compromise their dignity because their bodies are engaging in a normal, healthy function such as menstruation!

Read more in our blog post here.

 

Our Coffee Partners

Empower Coffee Roasters is proud to source beans from AMACA (Asociación de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca), a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia.   A premium is paid to AMACA above the value of the coffee to support their farm and improve the quality of life of its members.

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Our Vendor Partners

LL Creative Services is a fantastic graphic design company founded by Lindsay LaMonica.  She is responsible for our amazing logo and labels, and we are so happy to work with her. Check her out at llcreativeservices.com. 

 

Simplified Accounting is an excellent accounting firm owned by Crystal Smith.  She has a wealth of experience, and we feel secure knowing Crystal has our backs.  Check her out at simplifiedaccountingllc.com.