Charitable Sips

Charitable Sips

As citizens of our local and global community, it is our responsibility to help our neighbors.  We work with many great organizations striving to positively impact lives. Our goal of Charitable Sips is to focus our philanthropic resources on areas that we are passionate about and that we can track the impact of our donations.  We want to go deep with our giving, so we can really make in impact with our charitable dollars. So many times, donations are broadcast in small amounts over a large number of organizations, but the impact is minimal. We are focusing on just a few local and international charities that we can support deeply.  A&E has hand selected the following organizations that line up with our mission and goal.

 

International:

Coffee Kids: https://www.coffeekids.org/what-we-do/

Coffee Kids uses entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and seed capital to help young farmers see themselves as entrepreneurs, develop the skills to launch their own businesses, and connect to the global coffee industry.

 

Entrepreneurship Training

Through rural business workshops, Coffee Kids helps young farmers realize their full potential as part of the global coffee community. The trainings provide space where young men and women learn how to apply their creativity and ideas to develop productive enterprises in coffee within their communities. Topics include a broad business focus, such as managing the financial side of the operation, to coffee-specific, such as how to implement techniques that increase yield and bean quality.

 

Seed Capital

By providing a seed capital fund over which young farmers are given collaborative decision-making power, Coffee Kids simultaneously helps get community businesses off the ground and gives young farmers experience in making financial decisions. The rotating fund is replenished as businesses grow and thrive, giving young farmers a sense of how thriving businesses can lift up the entire community.

 

Mentoring

In some communities, we are linking young coffee farmers to successful local and international coffee entrepreneurs. Through mentoring and the sharing of experiences, we are leveling the playing field between coffee producers and the rest of the supply chain, exposing young farmers to the breadth of opportunities that exist within the sector and helping them understand how to reach those positions. The exchange increases farmers’ understanding of different players in the supply chain, helps professionals understand how new dynamics within the industry are playing out on-the-ground, and develops a shared commitment to protecting the future of coffee.

 

Girls Inc. NH

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire inspires all girls to be Strong (through healthy living), Smart (through education), and Bold (through independence), providing thousands of girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.