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You Can Help


  • businesses and foundations

    Your business membership with Coffee Kids is a wise investment. By helping create healthy communities and economic opportunities for coffee farmers, you are helping to ensure a sustainable, consistent supply of coffee.

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    • Annual Agreements

      The minimum donation for a business membership is $500 per year, but many choose to support our efforts at higher levels. You can make your contribution as a single donation or contribute through our monthly or quarterly options. Members can also use our automatic monthly program, which charges a fixed amount to your credit card each month.

      Business Members receive a subscription to La Voz (Coffee Kids’ quarterly newsletter), a link to your website from the Coffee Kids website, and the opportunity to promote your fundraisers on our social media networks.

      Please contact us at members@coffeekids.org for ideas, materials and resources in the form of our Fundraising Kit.


      Download the Cofee Kids Fundraising Guide here.


    • Strategic Alliance Agreements

      Coffee Kids also offers an opportunity for businesses to donate a percentage of their net sales or the sales of a particular product to Coffee Kids. In exchange, you receive limited rights to use the Coffee Kids logo and tag line on your product to let your customers know you are supporting grassroots development in coffee-farming communities.

      Please contact us at members@coffeekids.org for more information.


    • Corporate grants

      We welcome corporate contributions of more than $5,000 made in response to a Coffee Kids proposal. Our program proposals are released on a yearly basis in October.

      Please contact us at members@coffeekids.org for more information.


    • Employee Payroll Deduction Plans

      Businesses can set up an employee payroll deduction plan (with an employer matching option), in which employees can choose to donate a set amount from each paycheck to Coffee Kids. Including your employees in a giving program is a wonderful way to instill an ethic of social responsibility and build a sense of shared purpose among your staff.

      Please contact us at members@coffeekids.org for more information.


    • In Kind Donations

      Coffee Kids relies on cash donations to implement all of our projects. We also accept in-kind donations in the form of publicity as well as equipment and other resources to help us meet our administrative and marketing needs.

      Please contact us at info@coffeekids.org if you would like to make an in-kind donation.


  • Individuals

    As an individual you can make a big difference to coffee farmers in need. Through Coffee Kids membership, fundraising or just spreading the word you can bring about change

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    • Individual Memberships

      Memberships begin at just $35 per year. Members receive a subscription to our monthly e-newsletter and to our quarterly e-zine La Voz as well as a window decal to publicly display support. Donations can also be made by check or credit card.




    • Individual Gift Memberships

      Celebrate a friend or family member’s birthday or commemorate an important anniversary with a gift membership. Membership begins at $50. Gift membership includes a subscription to our monthly e-newsletter and to our quarterly e-zine La Voz for both giver and recipient, and the gift recipient will receive a special Coffee Kids gift and a personalized message of your choice.




    • Stock Donations and Will Bequests

      We welcome the donation of stocks and will bequests. Contact us here for wire transfer info.



    • Merchandise

      Our Café Press store features a variety of Coffee Kids merchandise, such as T-shirts, mugs and tote bags. Your purchase helps support our work, and you also help us spread the word about Coffee Kids. Shop now at Café Press



    • Good Search, good Shop, and Mission Fish

      Make your online shopping and searches work for coffee-farming families. Goodsearch.com donates a penny to Coffee Kids for each search when you select us on their site. Their partner site goodshop.com also donates a percentage of your purchases from online retailers like Amazon, Flowers.com, Sears and many others.

      You can also donate a portion of your eBay auction proceeds to Coffee Kids. Coffee Kids partners with MissionFish.com, eBay’s charitable arm. When listing an auction, visit the Mission Fish website where you can choose Coffee Kids as the nonprofit you would like to benefit.



    • Fundraisers

      There are many opportunities to support Coffee Kids at the community level by working with local organizations, cafes and universities to hold fundraisers.

      You can also challenge yourself to walk, ride, bike or climb to a new personal best. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you and us, too, as you reach your goal. Do this at Crowdrise

      Please download our fundraising guide here: Coffee Kids Fundraising Guide and contact info@coffeekids.org for help in setting up your fundraiser.



    • Volunteering

      Coffee Kids has several possible volunteer opportunities, depending on the needs of the moment.

      The first is project-related fieldwork, in which volunteers work directly with and exclusively under the direction of our program partners. This position requires advanced Spanish-speaking skills.

      The second option is to work out of either our Santa Fe or Oaxaca office helping in the areas of administration, communication and development of special projects.

      If you are interested in volunteering in Oaxaca, please download the volunteer application and email it to International Program Director José Luis Zárate at joseluis@coffeekids.org.

      Volunteer Application

      If you are interested in volunteering in the Santa Fe office or virtually, please contact us at info@coffeekids.org.

      The third option is in support of our EU office, where we only have one staff member. We often need help with outreach and events. If you are interested in helping advocate for Coffee Kids in the EU, please email elisa@coffeekids.org.



    • Educate Those Around You

      Share what you have learned about the realities of life in coffee-growing communities by educating those around you. Tell your friends and family about Coffee Kids and increase awareness of life in coffee-farming communities.

      See our section for educators for sample materials.

      Also consider blogging about Coffee Kids or helping to spread the word through social media channels.

      Follow us on Twitter: @coffeekids, @coffeekidsEU or like us on Facebook to join the conversation!



    • In-Kind Donations

      Coffee Kids relies on cash donations to implement all of our projects. We also accept in-kind donations in the form of publicity as well as equipment and other resources to help us meet our administrative and marketing needs.

      Please contact us at info@coffeekids.org if you would like to make an in-kind donation.



  • educators

    A key part of our mission is helping educate others about the coffee business and how cetain farmers get left behind. If you are educators with an interest in coffee than we can support you.

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    • As a part of our efforts, Coffee Kids works to educate coffee consumers and businesses about everyday life in the regions where we work. As more people become aware of the conditions and challenges faced by coffee-farming families, they tend to educate those around them in turn.

      The following materials can be used to educate your consumers or in a school setting.

      If you have any questions or would be interested in hosting a fundraiser or speaker, please contact us.

      Education Presentation (PDF 1.1 MB)

      Education Presentation (PowerPoint 8.4 MB)