Groups of people in bright tee shirts carry an assortment of gardening gadgets and tools, fanning out among the shotgun homes that line the neighborhood lanes. Some are headed toward alleyways with trash bags and gloves, some are towing wheelbarrows and shovels, paint and paintbrushes, and others are headed to houses to help homeowners with structural projects. It’s a mix between kids and adults, volunteers and residents -even a few Heine Brothers’ Coffee baristas and staff.
This is the scene you’ll encounter at the Love Your Neighborhood events, which our Portland neighbors from Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville began in 2016 in Louisville.
Impact is one of Heine Brothers’ core values – with every decision we make, we look at how it will impact our community. When we partnered with WDRB to distribute Eclipse glasses for this year’s big event, we knew that we didn’t just want to sell them, we wanted to make a positive impact in the community.
Picture this: forty or so sixth graders set up at different tables to pitch a business idea to a group of adults – complete with financials, marketing collateral, and of course, the product.
That was the scene at the Heine Brothers’ headquarters when students from the Academy @ Shawnee’s middle school shared their partnership proposal with the Heine Brothers’ executive team and Elizabeth Kizito of Kizito Cookies.
When Stanley Chase III first launched his business, he had no idea that the food truck he owned would eventually become a nationally recognized brand of vegan jerky. Now sold internationally, Louisville Vegan Jerky Company began with a fortuitous discovery and a lot of initiative.
We are proud to announce we’re kicking off a partnership with the local non-profit Educational Justice this Spring! Educational Justice is a Louisville-based organization that is bridging the opportunity gap in education between students that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Heine Brothers’ is proud to join WE Day KY by serving as collection sites for WE Care Kit items! Basic personal care items can be donated at any Heine Brothers’ location from March 8 through April 17 2017. These items will be assembled in to WE Care Kits that’ll be distributed to those in need right here in the Louisville area.
MK Eagle wants you to get lit – at the library!
The program is a throwback to the Summer Reading Programs of your grade school days – but for adults. Aimed at encouraging young adults to get back in touch with their inner bibliophile, and rediscover the library, Get Lit® Lou gives you digital badges and the chance to win great prizes for reading books and attending library programs.
Thanks to the generosity of our customers and baristas, we were able to reach our match goal of $500 and raised over $1350 with the help of your donations! The money you helped us raise will go to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which we chose for a number of reasons.
The Community Foundation has created the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund that gives grants to victims and nonprofits who are providing on-the-ground immediate assistance AND long term services. The unfortunate reality of wildfires is that the effects are long lasting; people are displaced from their homes and some have to essentially start from scratch. Being able to give the money as directly as possible to the residents and people affected was important.
You can find out more about The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s wildfire relief efforts and donate with them here: http://www.cfmt.org/
One of our barista’s, John Mike, was moved to go volunteer to help distribute donated goods to those affected. You can read about his experience and look at his photos taken in the area in his blog post below: