Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Panther Coffee to Host Haiti Relief Fundraiser


On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., Panther Coffee will be hosting a Haiti-relief fundraising event to support their collaborative efforts with St. Thomas University in rural Haiti. There will be auctions and opportunities to win prizes donated from local artists and businesses. All proceeds will go toward supporting Haitian-led relief efforts in northwest Haiti, including the cholera relief work of the COCANO Coffee Cooperative.

The northwest region of Haiti experienced severe destruction on Oct.4, when Hurricane Matthew ripped through the southeast and northwest tip of the country. This area is home to the Café COCANO Coffee Project, a partnership between St. Thomas University, Panther Coffee, and the Cafeiere et Cacouyere du Nord'Ouest (COCANO) coffee cooperative. The Café Cocano project brings heirloom, all-natural coffee to market in the United States in a direct fair-trade relationship that empowers local Haitian communities, reforests the land, and builds a sustainable socio-economic infrastructure for Haiti's future.

Event Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.

Location: Panther Coffee (Wynwood Location) 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Online donations can be made here: www.stu.edu/haitirelief

For more information, contact the St. Thomas University Center for Community Engagement, cce@stu.edu.

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