Heine Brothers’ is proud to partner with the Louisville Free Public Library (along with our friends at Against The Grain and 502 Fit Pass) on Get Lit Lou (short for Get Literary Louisville), LFPL’s new winter reading program for adults, encouraging everyone to “read responsibly”. From December through February, participants who read any three books and attend three programs – either at the Library or at Get Lit Lou-specific programs at partner businesses – will earn a prize and be entered in to drawings for bigger prizes.
The Appalachain Wildfires have been blazing since early November, and last week our hearts broke when they reached the city of Gatlinburg. To help the victims of the Gatlinburg Wildfires last week, Heine Brothers’ is accepting donations in-store, that’ll go to the victim’s fund with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Stop by your neighborhood Heine Brothers’ this week and donate – we’ll match customer donations up to $500.
More on the Gatlinburg Wildfires:
- Inferno in the Smoky Mountains: Photos From Gatlinburg Wildfire Devastation
- Drone Footage Captures Devastating Destruction of Tennessee Wildfires
- 14 confirmed dead in Tennessee wildfires
- Dolly Parton to host telethon for Gatlinburg wildfire victims
Reading and coffee are better together! That’s why we’re getting lit – literature from the library, that is.
We’re kicking off Get Lit Louisville with the Louisville Free Public Library by including a reading list of our Baristas’ favorite books that you can check out from the library and enjoy all winter:
Heine Brothers’ is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s hoLOUdays Contest! Shop local this holiday season and you could win $1000. Collect receipts when you shop local and bring them by your neighborhood Heine Brothers’ to enter – each receipt is another entry!
For more info and complete rules, see LIBA’s offical hoLOUdays page.
We’re gearing up for Election Day tomorrow (caffeinate and vote!), which means it’s the perfect time to spotlight our friends at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC).
They’ve been working hard this election season to increase voter participation; organizing rides, working towards restoring voting rights, and educating Kentuckians about voter issues. The Jefferson County chapter was a sponsor of the Metro Council candidate debates earlier this year, and released their voting guide so voters can read more about their state and local candidates.
But getting out the vote is just one of the many things KFTC does for Kentuckians.
Devastating floods in Louisiana have displaced thousands of people – people that have lost everything. In some parishes, around 75% of homes have been called a “total loss”. The American Red Cross is estimating that they’ll serve 1.2 million meals during their flood efforts – and Heine Brothers’ wants to help.
For each LARGE drink sold at all Heine Brothers’ and Vint Coffee locations this week, we’ll donate 25¢ to the American Red Cross for their Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts.
- Red Cross Louisiana Flood Response Information
- Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren’t talking about it
- Louisiana flooding: 10 things you need to know
- Louisiana Flooding: Volunteers Descend on Stricken State to Assist Relief Efforts
- Louisiana flood: Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says
Wood & Twine: the name is deceptively straight forward for the intricate string art installations that best friends Jessica England and Melody Niemann create for their Louisville-based company. Right now, you can check out their largest piece – a six foot Kentucky outline – brightening the walls of our Northfield store.
Heine Brothers’ Coffee has long been a community partner with Olmsted Parks Conservancy – that’s even how Mike Mays and Chuck Schnatter, HB co-owners, met. The parks here in Louisville – Olmsted Parks Conservancy with Metro Parks, The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork, along with Waterfront Park – are an important part of our community. Not only do they give us a place to play, they are also home to thousands of species, cut our carbon footprint, and bring a high quality of life to the city.
We were honored to host our friends and community partners from the Center for Women and Families at HB-Douglass Loop for their Denim Day press conference – bringing awareness and correcting misperceptions about sexual assault.
- Marta Miranda, CEO of the Center for Women and Families
- Amanda Corzine, RN – SANE Nurse at U of L Hospital
- Mike Mays, President & Co-owner of Heine Brothers’ Coffee
- David Yates, President of the Louisville Metro Council
- Patti Barron, a sexual assault survivor
- Lieutenant Carolyn Nunn, Commander of the Louisville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit
Denim Day began in Italy in 1999 when the Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans; the court concluded that she must have helped take them off, implying consent. Women of the Italian legislature protested by wearing jeans the next day, and the observance of Denim Day worldwide had begun. Today, all around the world, organizations coordinate community-wide Denim Day events to show support of survivors, and to raise awareness of, and correct misperceptions about, sexual assault crimes.
Heine Brothers’ is proud to be a long time partner of the Center for Women and Families. We’d love to live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists – but until we get there, Heine Brothers’ will support The Center for Women & Families in the work they do preventing assault and supporting victims.