We are pleased to inform that with our partners and our generous customers we delivered $CDN 1,500 to the Guava Ridge Basic School high in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. These funds will be used to provide breakfast and lunch for the children at the school. All of the children are between 3 and 6 years old.
We donate 2.5% of our sales towards the school and that donation is matched by our roaster, Mr. Basil Jones owner of Coffee Solutions Ltd, Kingston Jamaica, and also matched by Ms. Marlene Grant, owner of Marlene L. Grant Professional Corporation (disclaimer, Ms. Grant is also a company officer of Simple Industries Inc. and The Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee Company Ltd.). Many of our customers also provide much needed donations during their online purchase checkout.
Every child at the school now receives a breakfast snack if they haven't eaten yet, and a lovingly made, nutritious, home made hot lunch from the small school kitchen regardless of ability to pay. Our next goal is to secure a new school as the school is currently housed in the remote local community center and has outgrown the space. Thank you our customers and donors for your much needed support!
Disbursements to date:
- January 2020 CDN$ 1,500
- June 2019 USD $710
- January 2019 USD $605
Read on to meet some of the children that are uplifted by your generous support! All of the children in the photos below had their parents or guardian sign an informed release to allow the photos to be published and school staff gave their permission.
We are pleased to let our loyal customers know that we are now fully restocked with all package sizes of medium and dark roast certified authentic !00% genuine Ridgelyne brand Jamaica Blue Mountan® coffee. Click here to browse our selection or to place an order.
We are very proud to announce that Simple Industries/The Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee Company (Canada) has partnered with our Master Roaster and provider of the exquisite Ridgelyne brand, Coffee Solutions Inc. of Kingston Jamaica. We will now donate 2.5% of all of our sales to the Guava Ridge Basic School and Coffee Solutions will match our donation. That means that 5% of all Canadian sales of certified genuine Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee Ridgelyne brand will support the school. You can purchase from us with confidence that we are giving back to the a community in the region where our coffee is grown. You can also donate directly here
UPDATE!!! We visited the school and will be providing a photo update soon, but the great news is that our generous customer donations and our 5% of Canadian sales donation has provided all the children at the school with a home cooked lunch, on premises, for the first quarter of 2019. Our next goal is to raise funds to be able to provide for the rest of the year.
NEW FUNDRAISING DONOR! Marlene L. Grant Professional Corporation of Ottawa, Canada, a CPA and CGA Accounting firm has agreed to match the Simple Industries/Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee Company Ltd. 2.5% donation to Guava Ridge Basic School. DISCLAIMER: Ms. Grant is also a Company Officer, Vice President with Simple Industries and The Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee Company Ltd.
GOAL UPDATE! Our goal is to provide all of the children with an education. Almost half of the children are Wards of the State from a nearby State care home for small children. It was discussed and agreed by all parties that our next big goal will be to build a new school for the community.