As a socially conscious business in Quepos, Costa Rica, one of our goals at Cafe Milagro is to continuously give back to the local community. We do this in a number of ways.
Our primary two giving back programs are contributing to 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that consists of a small group of concerned businesses around the world who pledge to donate 1% of sales to the conservation of our planet.
We are also founding members of Titi Conservation Alliance, a group of local people and businesses who work to protect the endangered Titi (squirrel) Monkey through efforts focused on the conservation of the area surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park.
Additionally, we do an annual fundraiser, giving back to the Quepos community. We know there is a direct correlation between becoming a responsible member of the society and receiving a quality education. In March of this year, we held our annual school fundraiser where a portion of our sales was used to purchase 20 new desks for a classroom at Escuela Maria Luisa de Castro in Quepos.
The school and children thanked us with a morning filled with music, dancing and celebration. It was truly an honor to see their smiling faces and be able to contribute to their educational future.