May's 3% Pledge Charity Nominees - You Decide!

At Banned Beans, we believe that great coffee and great literature have the power to open minds and create positive change. That's why each month, we donate 3% of our profits to organizations championing literacy and education around the world.

We also believe that our customers deserve to have a voice in this conversation, which is why we offer you the chance to vote for the charity of your choice with every completed purchase.

Check out the snippets we pulled from the "About" sections on each of the charity's websites below so that their mission can help you decide.

Vote for the one you'd most like to see receive our donation at checkout.

WorldReader (Global)

"We get children reading so they reach their potential.
We are an international nonprofit organization headquartered in the US with representation in Kenya, Spain, and the UK, working with partners to get children reading at least 25 books a year with understanding, because readers grow up to have better educational outcomes, higher earning potential, and emotional intelligence. Since 2010, Worldreader has supported more than 22 million readers in over 100 countries." - From the WorldReader website

Room to Read (Global)

"Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in historically low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions." - From the Room to Read website

Community-Word Project (New York)

"Our mission is to facilitate culturally responsive, multidisciplinary art programs for students, teaching artists, and communities to develop and amplify their voices and creative skills." - From the Community-Word Project website

Head to checkout and cast your vote - we'll announce the winner on social media next week! Until then, remember - drink good coffee and read banned books!