Cup of Joe for a Joe (or Jane!)

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Okay, so this isn’t a deal for YOU, necessarily, but it’s a deal that you can give away. Green Beans Coffee is one of my favorite companies because they started a program called Cup of Joe for a Joe. This organization gives away a free coffee (regular or specialty drink of their choice) to men and women who are deployed.

The awesome thing is, the gift of coffee comes from people like you and me who donate to the cause. $2.00 a cup, and your entire donation goes to cover the cost of providing a pick-me-up to these well-deserving members of our Armed Forces. 

But, you want to know what my favorite part is? You get to send a letter along with the cup of coffee that you donate. Then, when the drink is claimed by a service member, they can send you a letter back. I sponsored 40 cups of coffee during the time my husband was deployed to Iraq a few years ago, and received more than 30 emails back from men and women who had received the gift of the coffee. It was truly amazing to hear how thankful they were for that little piece of home and how connected it made them feel to friends and family and memories they could hold on to. 

So, on this Veteran’s Day, take some time out to donate to a good cause and give someone the taste of home. 

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