Helping out at Karma Teachers (by Donation Yoga Studio in Vancouver)
December 15, 2016
Announcing Partnership with East Van Roasters
September 30, 2014
We are super excited to announce our partnership with East Van Roasters. Last week we met the operator of the small coffee shop on Carrell and Hastings and had a wonderful chat about their non-profit and how we can work together.
East Van Roasters is a social enterprise program of the PHS Community Services Society. It's mandate is to provide training and support to women residents of the Rainier Hotel in a dignified work environment. EVR creates organic bean-to-bar chocolate and roasts coffee in it's tiny little shop in the DTES of Vancouver.
Initiatives such as EVR are an amazing opportunity and a sustainable solution to support the issue in Vancouver's DTES. When people are given a meaningful job and thus purpose, paired with a safe and inspiring work environment, lives can really be transformed.
EVR is the only coffee shop in Vancouver that does the complete chocolate making process in house, bean to bar. Their chocolate is becoming quite well known in Vancouver and with Christmas season coming up there is going to be a big demand and without our help this demand will most likely not be met... Well, in this case let's really help make a difference, that's why we're here! On November 30 we're going to be spend the day with East Van Roasters helping them prepare cacao beans for chocolate production.
We'll be learning about chocolate making, enjoying the company of friends and trying some fabulous cacao while volunteering for an important social enterprise in the downtown eastside.
You're welcome to join us on this day! More info and sign up opportunity can be found on our fb event page: