Our One Bean Program
Updated May 2nd, 2018
The MarKee Mission – Eat Drink Live
To enhance the lives in our community by connecting with our guests; establishing intentional partnerships to support community giving that will create a significant impact, and setting the standards of excellence by providing an unforgettable and inspiring experience.
Our Current Community Partner
This month we are supporting Harbor WildWatch. Harbor WildWatch is a marine and environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for Puget Sound by providing learning opportunities about the environment to the people of our local communities.
“Our motto is Learn. Have Fun and we offer a variety of unique, interactive educational activities for kids, adults, families, and visitors of the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. All of our programs are free or low-cost and designed to get people excited about our local marine resources. Join us!“
Every dollar counts! Buy your personal or office coffee from MarKee to Support great organizations doing good IN our community.
Our previous partners:
Apr 2018: Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team and raised $54
Mar 2018: EnviroCorps and raised $63
Feb 2018: Stand Up for Peninsula Schools and raised $33
Jan 2018: Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH and raised $42
Dec 2017: Communities In Schools of Peninsula and raised $90
Nov 2017: 24th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and raised $24
Oct 2017: Pet Prison Partnership and raised $215
If you would like to purchase a bag (or 3) of coffee, come by and see us.
If you would like to suggest a community partner, please let us know.
About One Bean
At MarKee, we believe in supporting our community in the ways we are able. One way we live this daily is the ‘One Bean’ program we created. ‘One Bean’ provides our community the power to turn an ordinary daily ritual into an extraordinary giving opportunity.
For every pound of whole bean Poverty Bay Coffee we sell, we donate $3 to a local organization focused on supporting those in our community.
While we have given back in this way since we opened, we recently changed the model slightly. We started partnering with specific organizations each month. This change allows us to shine the light on what they are doing daily. We get to know many leaders serving different segments of our population with an equal passion for what they do to help our community. We can now educate our customers and spread awareness with more people above and beyond the financial donation.
Why we chose Poverty Bay?
Poverty Bay is locally owned and operated. They roast in small batches and have direct trade partnerships with their growers. They only use shade grown methods (more sustainable and a natural way to grow coffee). Many of the towns they partner with around the world now have health insurance or education as a benefit of trading with Poverty Bay. They have been doing direct trade and micro-roasting since before it was “cool”.