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Supporting Baristas in China: I’M NOT A BARISTA Donates $1490 USD to Aid Young Barista with Leukemia

By 1st June 2023No Comments3 min read

I’M NOT A BARISTA, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting baristas globally, has recently utilized the profits generated from the coffee wristbands to aid a Chinese barista Xiaoya Su who was suffering from leukemia. Our charity partners in China collaborated with us. As a result, we were able to donate the sum of $1490 USD to help the poor barista obtain the necessary assistance needed for her condition.


Xiaoya Su barista

The coffee community in China showed incredible support for our cause, resulting in the sale of 800 wristbands within just two months. The success of the initiative enabled us to take a meaningful step towards impacting the life of the young Chinese barista, who was battling a severe health condition.

While it is true that the amount we donated might not cater to the immense expenses associated with treating cancer, which can be extremely high, we firmly believe that any small contribution can make a large difference when we come together as a community. The power of collective giving has instilled hope in us, and we are determined to make a positive impact on the lives of people who need our assistance. Every little bit counts, and we remain committed to doing our part to ensure that baristas worldwide get the adequate support they require.

Being a barista is a challenging job everywhere, with most countries not paying baristas enough to cover their basic living expenses. In many cases, they do not receive health insurance, making them vulnerable to medical conditions.

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2023 charity coffee wristbands

At I’M NOT A BARISTA, we are dedicated to raising awareness on the challenges faced by baristas worldwide. By purchasing a coffee wristband, you can support our mission of assisting coffee individuals in need.

We implore anyone who is interested in supporting the coffee community in their respective countries to join us in becoming a charity partner. We believe humanity runs on coffee. Thus, let us all do our part in giving back to the people who are the backbone of the cherished coffee industry. Kindly help us spread the word and support our efforts to effect a positive change.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to our charity partners, who went above and beyond in their efforts to help us raise funds and support the local coffee community in Indonesia, Mexico, China, Thailand, and Malaysia. Their contribution has been exceptional. We also want to acknowledge the unwavering support from coffee enthusiasts worldwide who purchased coffee wristbands and joined us in our cause. We could not have achieved this success without each and every one of you. We implore you all to join hands with us in supporting and improving the lives of local baristas in your various countries. Together, we can make a significant impact.