As a coffee connoisseur, I’m passionate and particular about what I drink. When I discovered Connect Roasters, I knew they would be the perfect partner for my first coffee project. I was immediately impressed with the smooth taste of their single-origin offerings and inspired by their mission to help fund projects in countries from which they are sourcing. Connect Roasters and I are partnering to bring Quarantine Coffee to everyone searching for the perfect morning cup. $3 from every bag sold goes directly to COVID-19 relief charities. I’m thrilled to start my partnership with Connect Roasters through such a meaningful project during a difficult time. Buy a bag. Enjoy Quarantine Coffee and let’s help grow the COVID-19 relief effort one cup at a time.
Bring Change to Mind grew out of an unyielding determination to end discrimination surrounding mental health. We recognize that mental health does not live in a vacuum and that many environmental factors including systemic racism and white supremacy can have devastating impacts on the mental health of communities of color. The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Dion Johnson have elicited justified mourning and outrage from many around the nation. We wholeheartedly stand with Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities to oppose racism and bigotry. BC2M is committed to deliberate action through centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our decision making, program creation and delivery, and partnerships. Some of those action steps include: creating additional race and mental health resources for our clubs to access on our online portal, inviting special guests to speak to our youth about racial injustice and how to protect your mental wellbeing, and facilitating educated conversations around this topic with our youth leaders. To those in our BC2M community who are struggling with their mental health during this period of heightened trauma; we see you, we hear you. You are not alone and what you’re feeling right now is valid. If you need to talk, please contact Crisis Text Line by texting “BC2M” to 741-741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.