I ran across this site through Face Book a few weeks ago and have been following it closely ever since. Not only is the concept so simple yet astounding, they also profile and share other acts of kindness and generosity. I myself have a bit of a Superwoman complex. This is such an easy way of helping.
Every once in a while an idea comes along with the potential to truly make the world a better place. Suspended Coffee is one of those ideas.
First, it’s simple. You walk into a coffee shop and instead of buying just one cup of coffee, you buy two, or more. You buy one for yourself and one for someone in need.
Second, it’s direct. You do not need to worry if your money is going to actually help someone or just to take care of a charity organization and it’s overhead and expenses. You also do not need to worry whether or not your recipient will use your gift to buy alcohol or drugs. You can directly control which food or beverage you would like to donate.
Third, it’s win-win. You not only support a person in need, you also support your local business and all it’s employees. Your money does not go to another state, country or continent. It stays right in the neighborhood where it was spent.
Lastly, it can be used for more than just coffee. You could buy a hot bowl of nourishing soup, a filling sandwich, water, fruit, bread, or a full meal. Suspended coffee’s simplicity makes it easy to duplicate with other food items.
They have many beautiful and touching stories posted. I encourage you to share this page, like this page, and order merchandise to help get them up and running. I can't wait to find a place near me that participates! If you know some one that has a cafe or restaurant please encourage them to participate as well.
I found this video on Youtube and while it is not from the same site it does give you the message of what it is about. :
Thank you and God Bless.