“We measure our commercial success equally to our social impact, we think that, every company, everywhere, should do the same.”- Chairman Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE
Less known about Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is the meaning behind the second part of our name ‘Social Affairs’ which refers partly to our customers coffee drinking experience, but it also refers to our humanitarian work in the UK and abroad.
As an organisation, members of our team are both board members and volunteers for a number of national and international charities. These include the award-winning UK Charity Pump Aid which provides safe clean water to over 1.35 million of the poorest people in Sub-Saharan Africa. We work on a number of joint awareness and marketing campaigns to raise awareness and funding for Pump Aid.
We provide mentoring and administrational support to The Afri-CAN Children's Charity. Their mission is to create, finance and mentor sustainable programs, NGOs and social ventures in Sub-Saharan Africa to alleviate poverty and hunger, to improve education, to provide skills training, and to provide employment. They focus on the poorest communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Afri-CAN Children's Charity builds ECD pre-school nurseries and provides over 350,000 free school breakfasts annually for the most vulnerable children in the townships of South Africa. We have committed to providing 300,000 Free School Breakfasts over the next 3 years. We also sponsor the South African Hout Bay Barcelona Football Club based in Imizamo Yethu township, providing them with uniforms and equipment to 90 kids between the ages of 7 to 21 who are passionate about playing football.
We support the London-based charity Team Up, Team Up trains volunteer undergrad students to tutor disadvantaged children in private lessons in attaining essential GSCE’s. To date over 5,000 children in London have benefitted from the program. We provide Team Up’s 500 volunteers with a £100 prepaid gift card to be used in our shops as a ‘thank you’ for volunteering their time to help these disadvantaged students. In the UK we also fund the Central London Rough Sleeper Committee events which are held every 2 weeks in Oxford Street providing hot meals and support to rough sleepers, where our staff are regular volunteers at these events.
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