Our One Bean Program
Updated October 1st, 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 Prison Pet Partnership: a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor.
“We rescue and train homeless animals to provide service dogs for persons with disabilities and operate a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for women inmates. Our program benefits all involved — the animals who are given the chance to lead lives of service, the inmates who learn valuable skills so they may find gainful employment upon release, and the individuals with disabilities who receive well-trained dogs to help increase their level of independence.”
Every dollar counts! Buy your personal or office coffee from MarKee to Support great organizations doing good IN our community.
Our previous partners:
September 2018: Peninsula Schools Education Foundation and raised $110
August 2018: Food Backpacks 4 Kids and raised $57
July 2018: Amara and raised $66
June 2018: Chew Dog Rescue and raised $48
May 2018: Harbor WildWatch and raised $66
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”.