Safari Pride Coffee and Minneapolis United Youth Soccer Ties Run Deep

by Safari Pride

Safari Pride Coffee ownership and family have strong ties to the soccer community in the Twin Cities and Minneapolis United Soccer Club (MU). Our son, Fru played competitive soccer in high school (Washburn High School), college (Gustavus Adolphus College), and on a number of club teams in the Twin Cities area, as well as was a Boys soccer coach at Minneapolis United. Our passion for African coffees is equaled only to our passion for the game of soccer, and we are extremely excited to partner with Minneapolis United to raise funds towards expanding access and facilitating participation in the game given that those factors were instrumental to our son's growth and quick assimilation into the Twin Cities when our family moved to the States.
Story Behind Collaboration:  Safari Pride Coffee and Minneapolis United are both Twin Cities based local minded organizations whose mission, purpose, and action is driven to help communities we operate in. Upon connecting, sharing stories, values, and dreams for our organizations, it made sense to work together and create something that would be mutually beneficial and foster our goals since both coffee and soccer are global and universal across the Twin Cities area.
How We Are Helping:  Through our collaboration with Minneapolis United and their partner app FlipGive, 50% of the revenue from coffee purchased during key promotion periods will be directed to Minneapolis United and its youth soccer teams. What that means is that, when a family member, friend or someone interested in supporting these youth soccer teams purchases a bag of coffee–half of that money is directed to the teams.To-date, we have completed 1 of 3 fund-raising promotions and $3,000 was raised for the youth soccer programs in Minneapolis. We are thrilled to see that money going to a good cause and staying locally. The importance of investing in our youth, and the skills they develop will serve them for their lifetime and that is profoundly satisfying to know we can help in some way.
Where Else Safari Pride Is Making An Impact:  Community Impact is very important to the Safari Pride Coffee family. We are committed to providing value within our communities both locally and internationally within the bean belt of Africa. Learn more about our current partners below and please also join our efforts in helping the respective communities we support by purchasing with us, and helping us spread the word.
Non-Profit PartnersAngel of Mercy: Angel of Mercy is a Minnesota headquartered, Not For Profit that aids orphans, underprivileged children, and people living with the HIV/AIDS virus in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, West Africa. Learn More 
The Sanneh Foundation: The Sanneh foundation is Minnesota headquartered, Not For Profit that supports youth development in the Twin Cities metro area by providing programs that strengthen physical health, social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity and community wellbeing. Learn More