Friday, January 8, 2010

To help us pay for our adoption we need you to drink coffee!
We have an affiliate account set up with 963 Coffee, a company that’s mission is two-fold: to provide a fair wage for coffee farmers in poverty-stricken communities and to allow groups and individuals to use the coffee to raise funds for mission projects and relief initiatives.
Americans consume more coffee than any other nation. On average, 108 million people in the U.S. drink coffee every day, consuming 2.3 billion pounds a year. Behind oil, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world. However, the trade system does not work in favor of developing countries; unlike the oil industry, coffee producers live in extreme poverty, bringing in an average of only $500 per year. For every American coffee drinker, there is one worker elsewhere in the world who depends on coffee for their day-to-day survival.
Because the rules that govern trade favor rich countries, the potential to reduce poverty and support economic growth for poorer countries is being lost. As a result, most of these developing countries are dependent on outside aid for their survival. If Africa alone could increase its share of world exports by just 1%, it would generate $70 billion – about 5 times what it already receives in aid.
By ordering coffee from the following special link, you will not only be helping these famers, but 40% of your purchase will come back to us from 963 Coffee to be put toward our travel expenses to Africa. You are free to purchase any type of coffee or other products from the web site. Just be sure to use this link:
www.963coffee.com/default.aspx?affiliateID=10391
Our name will not appear anywhere on the site, but on your receipt our affliate ID (10391) will be there to let the office know to credit our account.
Let’s be honest, Starbucks, Caribou, Coffee Bean and Dunn Brothers have seen more than enough of our money! Please consider buying even one bag of 963 Coffee ($10, $4 goes to us) to help these farmers and help us bring home our daughter. If your church or place of business regulary orders coffee for a cafe, break room or special event, please consider 963 for the company’s next bulk purchase. And if you are a tea drinker, that’s cute, but it’s no excuse! Purchase some cocoa or a tumbler instead (see the site’s side navigation links)...or buy a bag of coffee for a caffeine-addicted friend. Your friend will thank you and so will we.
We’ve known since the day we sent our application to that it would be impossible to see this adoption through without the financial support of our friends, family and co-workers. So, please, please join us in helping to bring what remedy we can to one of Africa’s orphans.
With heaps of thanks and loads of love and many blessings.
Love the Funk's