Last weekend, Brewpoint participated in the nationwide coffee fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union. The fundraiser was organized by Sprudge, an organization devoted to coffee. The aim of this fundraiser was to protect civil liberties at a time when they are being threatened.
Sprudge.com put it perfectly: “The ACLU is America’s non-partisan guardian of liberty, working tirelessly since 1920 to defend the country’s original civic values, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They have no political affiliation or ideological component to their mission. Today they’re defending innocent refugee and immigrant families impacted by the recent executive orders—tomorrow they could be defending you, because they are committed to defending all of us.”
When we heard of the fundraiser, there was only one logical response; we had to participate. With 862 coffee shops and cafes across the country such as Intelligentsia, La Colombe, and countless others participating, coffee shops raised over $423,373. And that’s with 436 out of 511 brands reporting, according to Sprudge.
At Brewpoint, we donated 10% of our Saturday and Sunday sales to the ACLU, and we left a donation jar out. In total, our community came together to donate $770 dollars. $770! Wow! Let’s take a moment to applaud our community. Thanks for everyone in the Elmhurst area. We came together to support civil liberties, and we were able to make a sizable contribution last weekend.
If you did not get the chance to stop in last weekend to donate, you can always make a contribution directly to the ACLU.
We just want to thank everyone once again for showing us just how powerful community can be. Thank you for showing us that we all care.