I still often have to stop and scratch my head. Is this really working? Are there really too many
volunteers for an 84 person schedule? Are we really already one year into this movement?
This January 22nd is an important day for the Origin Coffee family. In many ways, much more important
than January 22nd of last year. Last year, Mark and I stood on top of the counter, Mark proclaimed
words of freedom, hope, and fighting. The shop was standing room only. People spilled out into the
side walk. I hopped down from the counter and served drinks for the next four hours before the line
shrunk back inside the door. It was an amazing day. Filled with expectation, hope and resolve. But also
filled with a lingering question, will this actually work?
That is what makes this year’s celebration so unique. It is working. And it is growing more effective.
The Origin Coffee family wants to invite you out to hear all that has happened in year one of a
generational fight against sexual slavery. And there is much to share. This year has blown us away. It
has been more difficult than we expected and more impactful than we had dared to hope.
So come and hear. Take a deep breath, cheer, drink a $2 mocha, and celebrate with us. Then, we will
get back to the selfless sacrifice that is Origin Coffee.
2:00 pm: $2 Mochas for everyone starting at 2pm lasting all day
4:00 pm: Come celebrate with us as we share stories from our first year in business
8:00 pm: Live music featuring The Music Room , The Reel, and Josiah James