Education in Ethiopia

Save the Date: October 3, 2015.

Write it in your calendar and set a reminder in your phone.

We will officially launch our new coffee roasts that day (they will be available online!), while also launching our first official project in Africa.

To kick off our new roasts and works, we are hosting a fundraising event in Dalhart, Texas, featuring a 10k, 5k, and Fun Run, as well as breakfast and coffee! We’ll have entertainment for adults and kids, giveaways and door prizes, and so much more  We hope you’ll join us if you live in or near Dalhart! Visit our Run for a Purpose website for more information.

The proceeds of that event will go to education projects around the world, with the bulk of the funds going to a village in Ethiopia. A member of our community and Purpose Coffee volunteer was born and raised in that village, and his family’s foundation founded and runs the only school within a 3-4 hour walk.

Purpose Coffee Co : Education in Ethiopia

Leading the school is a former UNICEF employee, with over 20 years of child development experience. Our volunteer reflects that the school’s leader is the one who educated him and gave him the hope and drive needed to continue pursuing his education and the best for his life. Today, she is continuing that work with hundreds of kids in that community.

In addition to being the only opportunity to attend school for the kids in that area, the school provides all of the supplies, uniforms, and at least one meal a day to the kids.

Purpose Coffee Co : Education in Ethiopia

At last count, the school currently serves 184 kids, and has unfortunately had to start turning some kids away because they are out of space. With the funds raised through Run for a Purpose and online sales, we will be able to renovate and expand the school so they can add another class. We also hope to add and improve their playground equipment.

Purpose Coffee Co : Education in Ethiopia

Hearing the stories and seeing the kids’ pictures has already touched and blessed our lives profoundly – and we are excited for the opportunity to bless them in return. We hope you’ll join us!

Here’s how you can help.

  • If you’re local, sign up for the race or buy breakfast tickets! Turn out for a great event and to show your support. You can register online, or contact us.
  • Consider sponsoring the race – even if you aren’t local. Sponsorships are so vital to not only increase the impact of the event, but also the good we are able to do after the event.
  • You can pre-order a race t-shirt! $10 of the purchase price will go to our chosen projects.
  • Next week, we will have Purpose: Africa Gift Sets available. Get an early taste of our new Ethiopian Roast (it’s my favorite!!) and our new Madhumuni Tee – the latest in our popular t-shirt line. Madhumuni means Purpose in Swahili.
  • A donation of any amount is so meaningful. A $25 donation, for example, provides school supplies for one of the kids. Contact us to make a donation, or checks can be sent to Purpose Coffee Co., 1929 Apache Drive, Dalhart, TX 79022.
  • Tell your friends! Share this post. Invite them to the Run for a Purpose. Buy them a shirt. Share a cup of coffee.

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