Canopy Credit Union Partners with Local Coffee Roaster to Support Social Justice Work
April 13, 2021
Canopy Credit Union, based in Spokane, announced it has teamed up with local coffee producer, Ladder Coffee Roasters, to create a custom coffee blend: the Canopy Credit Union Justice Roast.
For each bag of coffee purchased, 30% of the proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit every quarter. The first recipient of these funds will be the Carl Maxey Center, which is committed to changing lives and improving the well-being of Spokane’s African American community by expanding the educational, economic, and cultural opportunities that are currently available.
“Both Canopy and Ladder care deeply about supporting nonprofits engaging in social justice work,” said Canopy President and CEO, Charlotte Nemec. “We’ve loved getting to know the Carl Maxey Center and wanted to highlight all of their hard work through word of mouth and financial support. They were an easy first pick for us.”
Aaron Rivkin, Owner of Ladder Coffee Roasters, echoed this sentiment.
“As two organizations who care deeply about supporting local nonprofits engaging in social justice work, collaborating on this delicious and community-minded project is a natural extension of our existing partnership,” he said.
Executive Director for the Carl Maxey Center, Sandra Williams, said the organization is immensely grateful to be supported.
“The Carl Maxey Center is thrilled to be the first recipient of funds raised from the Canopy Credit Union Justice Roast,” she said. “We believe this collaboration will help bring awareness to our organization and raise funds to continue our crucial work focusing on equity and addressing the racial disparities that have impacted Spokane’s Black community.”
Through their two shared locations in Spokane Valley and North Spokane, Canopy and Ladder Coffee aim to provide an approachable and welcoming place for all community members.
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