Yesterday I traveled to Boise City, OK to share about Purpose Coffee with a new church there. I shared about how their purchases are helping give Christmas to orphans in SE Asia this year. I took 32 bags of coffee with me for the congregation – and with the proceeds from that order alone, we are able to help provide Christmas presents and festivities to 6 kids this year.
I think sometimes it seems cliche to buy Christmas gifts for those in need this time of year – but this ministry really is so much more than that.
I had the pleasure and honor of being in Burma and Thailand over the Christmas holiday a few years ago. Along with the team that we traveled with, we were able to have Christmas dinner with these kids, present them with these gifts, as well as do outreaches for the community. We presented blankets and shoes and food.
It was amazing to be a part of and to witness.
Amazing in so many ways. Not just to serve and love on these kids. But, also because it was a community event, that attracted the sick, the hurting, the unchurched. People prayed, they came to know Jesus. All because of some Christmas presents.
We are excited to use the proceeds from Purpose Coffee purchases through the end of the year to help further this ministry.
There are several ways that you can help contribute to the ministry as well! Here are some ideas:
- Purpose Perks – We introduced our first rewards program! Through the end of the year, when you buy 5 bags of coffee (cumulatively, not necessarily at once!), you get a free Purpose mug – PLUS, the donations from your purchases provides a Christmas present and personal items to one kid! (In-store and online!)
- Purpose Market – Mark your calendar – on #GivingTuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, after Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday…), November 29, we are hosting our first ever Purpose Market! We will be open extended hours, with refreshments and treats! Plus, we are bringing in lots of Christmas gift ideas – all of which are other brands and products with purpose. Candles, jewelry, mugs, and more! (In-store only, but watch Facebook for some exclusive deals and sales too!)
- Corporate Gifts – We are finalizing our orders for corporate gifts this year – so it’s not too late to get your order in! We are helping businesses thank their vendors, clients, and customers this year with gifts that give back. Contact us to put together a Purpose Gift Basket! (Can ship anywhere in the US!)