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Other than pledges
Thank you so much for your support of the CIC fruit sale! Orders will be delivered December 8-10. Very few items are still available. If you would like to inquire about ordering, please call or email Karen at 360-786-9297 or karenmray@earthlink.net

2017 Fruit Sale

It is time once again for the Community for Interfaith Celebration (CIC) annual fundraiser. We are selling grapefruit, organic satsumas, organic fair trade chocolate and two fair trade coffees. We are also offering navel oranges, pecans, and dates - all organic. As usual, we pass on all of our profits to worthy causes. This year's worthwhile beneficiaries are:

  • Meals for local homeless shelters & The Community Kitchen – CIC has been cooking the 2nd Saturday Dinner at The Community Kitchen for over twenty five years. Earlier this year, we also started delivering dinner to the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter on the same night. In 2018, we also plan to bring meals to Rosie’s Place (local homeless youth shelter) and to the shelter at Drexel House. Fruit sale proceeds will allow CIC volunteers to buy food for the monthly dinners we will prepare and serve for over 300 individuals. http://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/community-kitchen/

  • Olympia Pie Baker’s Guild – Proceeds will underwrite the small operating costs of the Final PieFest in February 2018. This fundraiser benefits the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Nutrition Program, and raised $10,000 last year. http://www.olypie.org/

  • The Olympia Peace Choir – Proceeds will support this inclusive, intergenerational community chorus dedicated to using the power of song to promote peace, social justice and environmental stewardship. All those who love to sing are welcome, there are no auditions. Members sing with joy, offering songs about humanity, hope and compassion. http://www.theolympiapeacechoir.org/

So what exactly is CIC selling to support these important organizations and efforts?

Fruit Information

The tree-ripened ruby red grapefruit are grown in Florida. The satsumas and navel oranges are organically grown in California, and make lovely treats during the Holiday season. The boxes are generous and guaranteed fresh, and the fruit has always been of very high quality. We are also offering bags of organically grown pecans from Arizona, and organic medjool dates from Coachella, CA this year.

Chocolate Product Information

We are offering organic fair trade chocolate from Theo Chocolate Company, the only bean-to-bar, organic and fair trade chocolate company in the US.  For more information on this Seattle company go to https://www.theochocolate.com/  

Coffee Product Information

Finally, to round out the fruit and chocolate, we are offering two coffee options this year.

Coffee Rwanda: Through sale of this coffee, Coffee Rwanda invests in the future of the poorest people in Rwanda, who have been “left behind by history” and their neighbors. Many of these people were once known as Batwa Pygmies, now called the “Community of Potters”. In the past few years, Rwanda has gone from a complete unknown in the specialty coffee industry to becoming the source of some of the finest coffees in East Africa. Coffee Rwanda has no paid employees and all profits go to the communities. Check out http://www.coffeerwanda.com We are offering a 16-ounce bag of whole bean roast - a blend of 80% dark 20% medium which will make an amazing dark and bold cup

Covabrelli Coffee: This Tumwater, Washington roaster offers coffee that is fair trade, organic, and sustainably farmed. We are offering a 12-ounce bag of their organic whole bean roast from a cooperative in Guatemala. The Adiesto Co-op is an association of small coffee producers in the mountainous regions of Huehuetenango Guatemala. There are 550 members: 150 women and 400 men, dispersed in small coffee farms in 30 different communities. Each producer has received training to plant & harvest coffee in a sustainable manner. Adiesto provides technical assistance to all its members so that the biodiversity of the land is protected—working to minimize the environmental impact of growing coffee. The co-op also provides financing to its members and loans for social projects within their communities. We are excited to be able to source our Guatemalan coffee from Adiesto this year. This coffee is certified organic and has a fantastic flavor profile. Bright, chocolate, with notes of apple & caramel in the finish. Learn more about this local roaster at http://covabrelli.com/ 

Order Delivery and Pick Up

We expect to deliver your order to your home (or office) December 7–December 10. Be sure to include your address on the order form as well as directions to your house and any special requests. We will leave your delivery on your porch if you are not home. We are happy to deliver to residents of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey. However, if you live particularly far out but come into town regularly, please suggest an in-town drop off location or pick up at our warehouse located at 3043 Edgewood Dr SE, Olympia 98501. Please indicate on the order form that you will do this and we will call and schedule a time.

Thurston County Food Bank Donations

We also facilitate donating fruit, chocolate and coffee to the Thurston County Food Bank. If you wish to participate, please fill out the designated portion of your order form, or you may also indicate that you want a monetary donation to go to the Food Bank. When you write your check, remember to add the Food Bank Donation amount with your Personal Order. We will deliver your contribution to the Food Bank.

Payment Options

  1. Print off a copy of the order form, fill it out and send with your check made out to CIC Fruit Sale to:

    CIC Fruit Sale, 210 17th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

    OR

  2. Return your order form and payment to your CIC salesperson.

    OR

  3. Online ordering closed.

Orders received by November 11 are guaranteed!

We always order extra fruit, chocolate, and coffee, so you can continue to order through November, however, we sometimes run out so don’t delay and make sure we have your form ASAP!

Thank you for supporting this fundraising effort and the designated charitable organizations. If you have any questions, please email Kathy at cicfruitsale2017@gmail.com or call Karen at (360)786-9297. If e-mail is a good way to communicate with you in the future, please include your e-mail address on the order form.

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