This post is a bit past due but what can I say; we’ve been busy here at World Bean HQ! Many of us were fortunate enough to attend our National Sales Meeting last month which was held in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. Although it was a week of work, learning, sharing, teaching, and tasting, we also had the opportunity to give back to the surrounding community and have a little fun at the same time.
On May 20th, over 50 Green Mountain Coffee, Keurig and Tully’s employees volunteered for El Paso County Public Service-Parks Division. We did some heavy lifting, fence building, trail building, water bar building, digging, and seeding to rebuild hiking and mountain bike trails in the C Springs area. After sitting through “many” PowerPoint presentations, the physical activity, not to mention the team building, was a welcome distraction.
Since 1993, GMCR has paid what we call “Cafe Time” for employees who want to volunteer for nonprofit and community-based organizations, up to 52 hours per year. In fact, a lot of us bean-heads will be helping on two upcoming projects locally; the Winooski River Clean Up and a Habitat for Humanity day.