by Kitti Murray 8K Lives Impacted
Every year, the U.N. resettles 2,500 refugees in Clarkston, GA, a little city on the edge of Atlanta that CNN called "the most diverse square mil...
The goal of Refuge Coffee Co. is to provide a safe place to anchor Clarkston's refugee community. Because jobs are such a huge need, we're starting with a Refuge Coffee Truck to create our first refugee job and begin our job training program. Ultimately, our dream is to build a Coffee Shop in the heart of Clarkston that reflects the true heart of our city, a veritable mash-up of Asian/African/Arabic/American cultures. We will not only train resettled refugees here; we’ll create a place for these unique cultures to tell their stories and share their lives.
When we reach our goal of $30,000, we will be able to outfit the Refuge Coffee Truck and hire our first job trainee.
You may be wondering how a hipster coffee truck can make a difference. We've thought a lot about that, too. Here's how:
$10: Two 1" round buttons in snappy red with REFUGE printed in white. May we suggest you keep one for yourself and share one... over coffee of course!
$10: Get your first cup of Refuge Coffee free! We’ll send you a nifty coupon to use as soon as we’re operational.
$25: One diner mug (Is there a better kind? We don't think so.) emblazoned with the Refuge logo.
$50: One 12 oz. bag of our exceptional Refuge Coffee.
$100: One 100% cotton, V-neck T Shirt emblazoned, like our mug, with the Refuge logo.
$250: A billboard bag made by Plywood People (colors will vary depending on the billboard used).
$500: We will bring our truck to your home or business (within a 30 mile radius of Clarkston) and provide our brewed coffee and specialty coffee drinks for a crowd (limit 50, please).
$1000: Your name will appear (for all time) on our truck!
$5000: We'll bring the truck to your home or business (or the location you choose) and serve our coffee. We will also teach your guests the finer points of Uhuru Tribal Dancing.
$10,000: Our team will bring a fresh, home-cooked breakfast to your home on January 1, 2015 (within a 30 mile radius of Clarkston). Yes, we know you’ll be sleeping late, so you get to set the time.
$15,000: Our founder, who is just old enough and unhipster enough for this to be kind of shocking, will get, gasp, a tattoo (her first and last ever). If you’d like to accompany her and get one yourself, she will pay for that, too.
Help us transform our truck from this: