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Human Bean hosts Mocha for Men event on Friday after successful fundraiser for women's breast health



Many businesses designate a charitable cause to donate to, and for a new drive-thru coffee shop in Wilsonville, this cause is Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

After opening in October, the new Human Bean location joined the franchise’s Oct. 24 Coffee for A Cure event, raising close to $3,000 for women’s breast health.Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Baristas at the Human Bean coffee shop in Wilsonville donated 100 percent of their tips on Oct. 24 to Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center to benefit their annual event, Coffee for A Cure.

“The emphasis of the company is part of the name. The Human Bean began by being more humanitarian in a way of doing business,” said Josh Veentjer, a Human Bean franchise owner. “We’re trying to be as local as we possibly can — Meridian Park happens to be the local hospital. There’s no better partner going forward as we open more locations in close proximity.”

For the Oct. 24 event, 100 percent of food and drink sales went to the hospital, as well as 100 percent of the tips earned by the baristas. The total came in at $2,700 that they were able to donate. From that single, one-day event, $143,000 was raised by 54 Human Bean locations, and donated to their respective local hospitals and communities. Since Coffee for A Cure started nine years ago, $691,000 has been raised.

This Friday, Nov. 21, the inaugural Mochas for Men event is being launched, with $1 from every special drink, titled the Gent or Lumberjack, going toward Meridian Park for men’s health.

Whole Foods in Tigard shares a similar standpoint on giving back, and recently stocked the cardiac rehab kitchen at Meridian Park, in addition to partnering with the hospital on other fundraising events.

“We want to be a part of the community as much as we can. If we feel like we can contribute to the community beyond our daily business of selling coffee, it makes us better,” Veentjer said. “Any time you can give back, I think just makes you a better person and company. It’s just something that you should do.”

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