Beans Cafe Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1101 E 3RD Ave Anchorage AK 99501 USA

Mission: PROVIDE MEALS, TEMPORARY SHELTER, SOCIAL SERVICES AND REFERRAL SERVICES TO HOMELESS AND INDIGENT INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

From providing us with willing workers when our employees don't show up for work (some remain on as permanent employees) to thinking up creative ways (like the Empty Bowl Project) to involve so many facets of our community to lend a helping hand. Beans is a vital part of my community and will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beans Cafe does more for the Anchorage community as a whole because it will use all means possible to ensure all of its clients have the best possible food, care and essentials. They offer care and meals to a very diverse population and perform above and beyond for the recipients.

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Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 4 stars  

NEED TO PAID MININUM WAGES FOR WORKERS. VOUCHERS OR OTHER BENEFITS CAN USEFUL. UNCLE VINNIE FOR US.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bean's Cafe is fantastic! They are well organized and effective. They do so much more than serve good to Anchorage-area folks in need...they have creative programs like that foot care program to give new clean socks and footwear and therapuetic foot massage and health treatment in the winter time, when Anchorage homeless are in desparate need of warm, dry clothing and attention to their feet. Bean's does amazing fundraisers that promote education and awareness in addition to raising financial support for their services. I particularly appreciate their attitude toward helping others...they do not look down on anyone or try to judge people against a moral standard. They don't discriminate, and they try to care for people while also empowering them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beans Café is a great help to the community, they provide a place for the homeless, no matter what their situation, to acquire the most essential needs. The amazing part is that they do not pick and choose when they do this or who they will help; they have dedicated themselves 365 days a year to anyone that walks through the door in need. The staff and even their families as well as others from the community spend an immense amount of time helping these people. It is the personal sacrifices the team is willing to make that are so amazing. Even on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years they spend time away from their homes making others more comfortable and spreading joy. They are an inspiration for everyone to stop and take a look at what we each do to help the less fortunate. The events they hold to raise funds so that they can accomplish their mission, which is “to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless without discrimination during the day,” are always enjoyable and they allow the community as a whole to participate in solving one of Anchorages most unfortunate problems. A perfect example is the Empty Bowl, there are thousands of community members that attend and join the fight against hunger. This one event helps feed, clothes, warm, and provides countless other services to hundreds of homeless people.
Beans Café takes it a step further than just feeding the homeless. They work to place the homeless in a home they can call theirs, they fight for jobs for those that need employment, provide transportation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, legal help, medical help and they help to educate those that want it. Beans Café’s dedication to this community is undeniable and incredible. This should make everyone stop and think “What can I do or what can my company do to help Beans Café continue the amazing work they do.”

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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kmiller2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for the wonderful comment from all of us at Bean's Cafe.