There’s no shortage of businesses in Vancouver who do what they can to support causes in the community and Trees Organic is a part of that generous group. On Thursday, September 20, 2012 they will be donating $1 from every coffee and espresso-based beverage they sell to the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize the Downtown Eastside community, and women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. Founded in 1978, DEWC is one of the few safe spaces within the Downtown Eastside exclusively for women and their children. We provide practical support to over 300 women, children and seniors, every day.
Pick up your coffee at any of the following locations: Downtown/Granville (450 Granville), Gastown (321 Water), Yaletown (1391 Richards), Richmond (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond Public Library). You can also drop off donation items on Thursday such as clothing and unused toiletries.
Trees Organic Coffee also signed onto the Café Femenino Project back in June which supports women coffee growers with an above Fair Trade contribution that they can use to fund social and economic programs in their communities.
Follow the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about their work in the community.