In one word: passion. This opportunity allows us to combine all of our passions into one project: community, coffee, baking and helping the less fortunate. We are very excited and humbled that we have been given this opportunity.
In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus tells us that whatever we do for the least we do for him. We hope to use this passage as a guide as we move forward in this new adventure.
We pride ourselves on being able to not only provide an excellent service for our customers, but give back to the community at the same time!
Jared grew up in Sandusky, Ohio. He came to Dayton to attend Wright State. He is currently at Clinical Operations Supervisor for Talbert House. To say he is an avid sports fan would be an understatement. He loves Cleveland sports and The Ohio State University Buckeyes.
Melissa grew up in Orrville, Ohio, which is the home of Smuckers Jelly and Bobby Knight. She also came to Dayton to attend Wright State University. She is coming from a career in financial services but has been passionate about food and coffee for a very long time. She also enjoys running.
We Pledge to Give 50%
Why, you ask? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
Reason number one: the math is easy.
Reason number two: Luke 3:11 tells us that whoever has two should share with him who has none. We believe this was meant more in the spirit of generosity rather than literally. However, we have also been so incredibly blessed that we feel convicted to take this challenge in a literal sense.
Who do we give back to?
Half of the profits from each beverage sold will go to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Charity: water uses 100% of donations directly to fund water projects.
Check out their website.
Over 70% of all children in Miamisburg Schools receive free or reduced lunches based on family resources. This means youth in Miamisburg are often under-nourished. We are passionate about ensuring these children have an opportunity to thrive and grow so they can contribute to society in the future.
Half of the profits from our bakery will go toward our goal of alleviating this problem by partnering with one bistro as well as various programs including “Blessings in a Bag,” the local backpack program.
Check back often for updates on how your baked goods purchases are helping feed nutritious food to children in Miamisburg.