Now fundraising comes in light, medium, and dark roasts...
In an effort to help members fundraise for brigades, while also boosting the economies of communities we work with, Global Brigades partnered up with Stone Creek Coffee to create Cafe Holistico!
During the Conference for Campus Chairpersons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin several weeks ago, Eli (our PSU Campus Chairperson) traveled to meet with other Chairpersons and had the opportunity to tour the Stone Creek Coffee Cupping Lab. Stone Creek Coffee is one of the partners we are working with on this fundraiser, specifically for wholesale coffee products. They roast the dried beans imported from our partnering communities and package them for sale and shipment.
This coffee is really cool (not literally) because communities which produce this coffee are getting some substantial increases in profit. In comparison to Fair Trade USA, our communities will be earning 300% more revenue by working with us. Normally they would only be earning $1-$1.25 per pound of coffee, but now they are earning $4 per pound.
How you can fundraise for your brigade:
Buying wholesale coffee from Global Brigades. One 5 lb. bag is $47.50, there is a minimum order of 3 bags. Thus the minimum investment is $142.50. You can sell that coffee for any price point that you decide on. Each pound of coffee can brew ~32 eight ounce cups.
If you've ever bought Girl Scout cookies, you get the gist. The wholesale price for one bag is $10.50 and you can sell it for whatever you want. It's recommended that you sell each bag for around $16 a bag because what most competitors sell for. That is a hypothetical profit of $4.50 a bag.
Get back $5 for every bag that you would receive monthly, so $60 profit per year- a great gift to family, friends, or yourself if you love coffee!
Log on to Cafe Holistico's website to purchase!
Click here for more strategies! And happy fundraising :)
About the Author
My name is Alana Mazzei and I'm the Webmaster for the Campus Council Eboard! I am assisted by Joseph Clark who also is the Social/PR chairperson of Medical/Dental, and the GB photographer, Harvey Li. We would love to hear about your experiences with Global Brigades at Penn State!