Want to know where your donation in February goes?
One of many ways Nate’s Coffee gives back to the community is the Blue & White Charity Blend. We give $1 from each bag of the Blue and White Charity Blend sold to a different charity every month. For the month of February Nate’s Coffee chose Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) as its charity of the month.
The Blue & White donation helps KRM take care of the refugee’s assigned to Lexington and specifically to their organization. A refugee is a person forced to leave their country or origin in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster. Once this happens, refugees can choose to voluntarily return to their country, to integrate into the first country of asylum, or to resettle in a third country. The United States’ process for admitting a resettled refugee typically 18-24 months, but it can be more intensive and sometimes can take up to 10 years depending on their nationality. KRM makes it possible for refugees to resettle and adapt to their new life in the United States.
Kentucky Refugee Ministry Services
KRM offers programming and services such as ESL classes, Work Orientation and Cultural Orientation to get their clients on the right track. Their goal is for refugees to be self sufficient within 90 days.
When arriving to Lexington, each family member receives $925 from Kentucky Refugee Ministries. This welcome money is meant to last them 3 months. Longer term services may be offered up to 5 years, but those are considered by a case by case basis, depending on why self-sufficiency was not obtained.
Nate’s Coffee’ contributions from the month of February helps make all these efforts possible. Donations are generally for educational programming for the clients, but is also used when clients need extra help with assistance in any of their services.
Written by Brianna Bell (intern) and Trish Murphy (Bean Maven)