November 21, 2023
As we gear up for the season of giving, it's the perfect time to talk about Giving Tuesday – a global movement that encourages people to come together and make a positive impact on their communities.
But what if we told you that there's a way to make a difference all year long, with every cup of coffee you enjoy?
At Fire Dept. Coffee, your love for coffee always combines with our commitment to giving back.
We believe in turning every day into a day of giving. Our mission goes beyond exceptional coffee – it's about supporting the first responders who risk their lives to keep us safe through the Fire Dept. Coffee Charitable Foundation.
We understand the importance of supporting those who selflessly serve our communities. That's why from the moment we launched Fire Dept. Coffee in 2016, we've made giving back a year-round mission.
It’s why we started the Fire Dept. Coffee Foundation, our501(c)(3) charitable organization created to channel funds directly to sick or injured first responders, providing them with the assistance they need when they need it most.
Our foundation also partners with like-minded organizations across the nation to amplify our impact and reach even more heroes in need.
So every time you purchase coffee or FDC gear, you’re giving back. And that’s something to feel great about.
Earlier this year, we invited coffee lovers to join us as we introduced two exciting initiatives that empower our customers to make a difference effortlessly.
The Fire Dept. Coffee Club gives back $2 with every bag purchased and the Fire Dept. Shirt Club gives back $5 with every shirt purchased. It's a simple yet powerful way to support a worthy cause while enjoying your favorite coffee blends and sporting exclusive Fire Dept. Coffee gear.
In November, our focus was on the Iron Joel Cancer Fund, benefiting firefighters in Indianapolis who are dealing with the harsh realities — and often high costs — of a cancer diagnosis. In October, we directed our efforts towards the Daisy Mountain Firefighter Charities in Arizona. It's a continuous cycle of support, ensuring that our first responders receive the help they need when they need it the most.
Every month, we choose a new fire department or related charitable organization to support. Each month, we create a special roast and uniquely branded T-shirt design to show off the partnership.
We’re always looking for opportunities to help — and sometimes that calls for a special initiative.
This fall, we launched the Benefit Bag, created to support the Lake Geneva Firefighters Association in Wisconsin. More specifically, the Benefit Bag raised funds to help veteran firefighter Ken Larsen in his battle against cancer.
The Benefit Bag included our signature Original Medium Roast, and every purchase of this limited edition bag contributed directly to Ken and his family as they face this challenging journey. Fire Department Coffee donated a total of $5,000 towards this cause.
Our commitment to supporting first responders extends beyond monetary contributions. We've recently collaborated with Rosenbauer to outfit a special Rosenbauer fire truck to serve as a mobile hub during times of crisis.
This specially designed truck is equipped with two industrial-sized coffee brewers, ensuring that pots of warm, comforting coffee are always ready for affected community members and first responders at emergency sites.
But it doesn't stop there – the truck also features multiple refrigerators stocked with Nitro Cold Brew, water and other essential beverages and food items. In addition to providing refreshments, the truck is equipped with a rapidly deployable shelter system, basic medical equipment like defibrillators, and even a full-sized washer and dryer.
We want to ensure that first responders have the support they need, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters.
So as we approach Giving Tuesday, let's remember that giving back is not confined to a single day. Fire Dept. Coffee invites you to join us in making a difference every day, one cup at a time.
Whether you're sipping on our carefully crafted coffee blends, participating in our subscription clubs or contributing to special initiatives like the Benefit Bag, know that your choice is making an impact on the lives of first responders across the country.
Cheers to making a difference, one cup at a time!
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