We’ve set a HUGE goal for JavaJog 2015. We need your help!
Last year the coffee community (YOU!) raised more than $35,000 for women in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). That’s BIG. See how your money has made a difference.
Please help us reach our 2015 goal! We have about ten days to go before the race and we’re at 25% of our $40,000 goal. Every penny raised* (including race registration fees) goes to the cause. The JavaJog Organizing Committee has put in hundreds of volunteer hours to bring this race to you, and our generous sponsors have covered the race costs. We love the fun and spirit that specialty coffee JavaJoggers bring to the race. A friendly reminder of the purpose of JavaJog: fun, celebration, raising-awareness and fundraising. That is why it’s called JavaJog for a Cause.
Ethiopian coffee women need your support. Ethiopia is the fifth largest coffee producing country in the world, and while the situation of women there does not make for dramatic headlines like it does for the DRC, coffee women too often live in pretty dire circumstances. Learn more here.
How your donations will be spent… Below are two likely organizations that will receive JavaJog 2015 funds you raise. We’ve invited three other organizations to apply so far, and our proposal process is open. Read about our grant protocols here.
Fundraising can be fun and inspiring. Think of the women – and how their faces light up knowing they’ve been recognized, knowing that they’re connected and have a chance for a ‘leg up’ through JavaJog support. Your support makes a difference.
Reaching our goal is easy with your help! If every registered runner brought in another $200 we’d easily reach our goal. That’s pretty easy – here are some tips for how you can bring in donations.
Thank you for being a part of JavaJog 2015. Think of the pride you’ll have, sporting your stylish, eco-conscious JavaJog t-shirt – and – knowing you contributed to the advancement and wellbeing of our coffee sisters in the birthplace of coffee.
We accept cash, checks and visa through Crowdrise. Feel free to bring a check or cash when you pick up your race packet, April 9th or the morning of the race.
See you April 10th bright and early.
Rock On, JavaJoggers. We appreciate you immensely.
Kimberly, Aimee and Beth Ann