EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A longtime downtown Eugene coffee shop is taking this next Monday to give back, donating the price behind its drinks to help abused and neglected kids in Lane County.
All day on Monday, July 9th, 2012, Full City Coffee Roasters is giving back to CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocated, by donating its gross revenue from the business day to the non-profit.
The move should raised about 5 to 6 thousand dollars, but it will be dependant on how many people go.
Full City’s owner Michael Phinney does one of these big “giveback” days to a different community non-profit each year as a way to celebrate its own birthday in the community and help out. Full City has been around in Eugene for 22 years as of July 4th, 2012.
"I live here, this is my home.. This has always been my home, this community has always been very good to me,” says Phinney, owner of Full City.
“I think it would be really nice if people could find the time to make the commitment, if not, come buy a cup of coffee and support 'em anyway,” says Phinney.
CASA provides advocacy for more than 300 kids in Lane County, giving kids a mentor and a friend as they have to go through court proceedings.
The donations to CASA are part of its “Taste of Summer” fundraising program that’s happening in July and August 2012. Several Eugene / Springfield area restaurants are a part of it, giving CASA parts of their profits from the sale of food.
For more information on the program, click the following link: http://www.casa-lane.org/events/taste-of-summer/