Gorilla Coffee & Sheep Station Support the Rwandan Ubushobozi Project

Bid on a Gorilla Coffee Wood Box full of COOPAC, Rwanda and help a good cause.

The 2nd Annual Ubushobozi Project Benefit Cocktail Party

Thursday, June 9th from 7pm – 10pm

Event Host: Sheep Station, 149 4th Ave Park Slope, Brooklyn

What is the Ubushobozi Project? Ubushobozi Project is a non-profit organization started by Jeanne Siporin, Alan Siporin and Laura Boyea in September 2008 with the goal of empowering orphaned teenage girls from the village of Gashingiro, Rwanda. Through education and skills training Ubushobozi seeks to end the cycle of poverty they have experienced throughout their young lives. As a population grossly neglected and at high risk for the continued devastating effects of poverty, the girls of Ubushobozi Project have the opportunity to flourish in our structured, nurturing and supportive environment.

Find out more about Ubushobozi here: http://www.ubushobozi.org


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Gorilla Fuels Brooklyn Velo Force Racing Team

Maybe you're seen a blur of red-and-black jerseys zip through Prospect Park, or more likely you've seen a pack of cyclists parked in front of the 5th Avenue shop on weekend mornings, fueling up on coffee. For the 2010-1011 season, Gorilla Coffee is the proud primary sponsor of Brooklyn Velo Force , an organization of cyclists dedicated to developing members' racing skills, team tactics, and athletic abilities through participation in racing events. The team races primarily in the New York metropolitan area and in regional races along the East Coast and New England.

This partnership all started when BVF members Chris Barbaria and Peter Baiamonte, who are regulars at the shop, told us they were looking for a new sponsor, as their current sponsor, GQ, was almost over. They said: “We come here after racing. We race all over Brooklyn (and beyond). We would love to wear Gorilla kits. It’s a natural fit!” We couldn’t agree more.

If you see BVF racing by on the streets of Park Slope, raise your coffee cups and whistle in encouragement!

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