April 2022 | Sacramento, CA
Pachamama Coffee has announced a fundraising campaign for the month of April for on the ground relief and volunteer efforts in Ukraine. We are partnering across borders with SvitKavy in Lviv-Kyiv, Ukraine and across the Sacramento Coffee Scene to show the resolve of the coffee community locally and around the world.
Our Pachamama Family is deeply impacted by the events abroad, as many of our staff members here in Sacramento, CA are from Ukrainian origins and have family or friends in Ukraine and/or are personally impacted.
It’s easy to see how the repercussions of these events are felt everywhere. As a cooperative, we know the power of standing together to provide crucial economic and social support during times of political and cultural crisis. We also know that we are not alone in this resolve.
On April 9th, Pachamama kicked off the start of a month-long fundraising campaign to raise $5000 for organizations across Ukraine. Pachamama will be donating all profits from both online and cafe sales on the 9th to these causes. In addition to these efforts, we will be taking direct donations from the public and community partners all month long to reach this goal.
On April 24th, Pachamama is again donating proceeds from our cafe sales to our fund and selling baked goods from the community! Our Pachamama Family is working with a certified home kitchen to make the popular Ukrainian soup Borscht to sell at our East Sacramento Cafe (3644 J St) on Eastern Orthodox Easter! We hope to see you there!
Additionally, our friends in the coffee community at Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, World Traveler Coffee, and Choquiero Cafe are joining us to fundraise on April 24th.
April 20th Update:
Together as a community we have raised $2,585! We are over half way to our goal!
We want to extend a HUGE thank you to all our community partners launching their own campaigns to support Pachamama or who have directly donated to our efforts!
Organizations we are supporting:
The organizations chosen have been selected by volunteers organizing
in Ukraine to provide relief for a variety of causes. We have been connected to these through a Pachamama staff member's family who is on the ground in Ukraine.
Volonterska Kharkiv: Single telephone number for the citizens of Kharkiv and the region to ask for help during the wartime. They help citizens in need of: Food, water, clothes for children and adults Evacuation from the city, Drugs and medical aid, Pet care
Kyiv Volunteer : The charity organization started on February 24th, the first day of Russian full-scaled invasion unites 20 leading restaurants and cafes and 3 bakeries in Kyiv. Every day the team of 500 activists of the Kyiv Volunteer – cooks, bakers, coordinators, volunteers, and drivers – provide food for more than 15’000 people: armed forces, territorial defense, hospitals, medical centers, orphanages, maternity hospitals, nursing homes, and elderly people of Kyiv and beyond.
Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund: Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund provides one-time financial aid or stipends for up to 3 months for cultural workers (limited number of stipends are available) covering survival needs of those who remain in Ukraine and development needs of those who stay in Ukraine or relocated abroad after the start of a full-scale Russian war against Ukraine.
UAanimals: UAanimals is NGO and humanistic movement in Ukraine that aims to change the law, spread the idea of humanity, and directly protects the rights of animals, working assistance to shelters and other organizations that care for animals. During the war, our public organization continues to protect animals in Ukraine. We provide financial and humanitarian support to shelters, distribute food, and evacuate wild and domestic animals. Through our social networks we also work as a support service and disseminate the necessary information about the help to animals and we deal with various situations related to animal cruelty.
If you’d like to contribute, you can still donate directly with the link in the above post! Otherwise, we encourage our community to keep sharing resources and information about Ukraine.
I didn’t receive this until the 11th how can I contribute now?