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Help us partner with SEVENLY!

Calling all Mocha Club friends!  We need your help! Sevenly, a company that donates weekly merchandise sales to a specific non-profit, is inviting us to participate in a contest.

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 They are looking for non-profits who have never collaborated with Sevenly before to encourage and activate their friends and family to take a short survey. Who do YOU think they should partner with in a future campaign?

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Take this short survey and rally Mocha Club as a new partner for Sevenly!  Blog, tweet, or do whatever else to invite your friends and family to take the survey, too! Together, let’s make…

sevenly + mocha club

 

 

HQ, MOCHATERNS

Mochatern Monday 04.07 – OVER HALFWAY!

Good morning! Happy Mochatern Monday! It’s over halfway through Sarah and Sam’s time interning with us at the Mocha Club so we thought it would be fun to give them a little interview on their time with us so far:

1.      What projects are you most proud to be a part of?

Sam: I love being a part of all of our projects here at the Mocha Club, but the project that I have been most proud to be a part of would have to be the Mocha Club Experience. It’s been awesome to see the impact Africa makes on us and how much of an impact we make on Africa.

Sarah: I have really enjoyed getting to help with all of the events that The Mocha Club/African Leadership puts on. I think my favorite so far was a benefit we had with the Fabulous Friends for Africa. We got to dance the night away and help check people out at the silent auction. It was a great event and it all benefited Africa. It doesn’t get better than that!

2.      What has been the biggest surprise? 

Sam: How fun, down-to-earth and passionate the staff here at the Mocha Club and African Leadership are. I’ve had so much fun working with all of these awesome people!

Sarah: I think the biggest surprise has been what an easy going work environment we have. The people that work here all have a lot going on, but everyone seems to be peaceful and joyful despite the stress!

3.      In one word, describe the other interns. 

Sam: Passionate. Sarah is so passionate about everything that she does with the Mocha Club. It’s admirable!

Sarah: The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Samantha is servant’s-heart. Yes I  know, that’s two words, but I hyphenated it, so it doesn’t count. Sam has a very willing spirit and  always steps up to help no matter what is asked of her. She’s great!

4.      What’s playing in your headphones when you work?

Sam: This very moment I’m listening to “Found a Heart” by Emily Hearn. Ever since she came in the office to play a couple of songs for us I’ve been hooked!

Sarah: I am usually listening to one of my awesome Pandora stations. My favorite stations include the ones based off of Ben Rector, “September” by Earth Wind and Fire, and my Disney stations. I also listen to a lot of Andy Stanley, David Platt, Mark Batterson, Louie Giglio, etc. I may have a slight podcast addiction.

5.      What’s something you haven’t gotten to do and hope to do before the internship is over?

Sam: I would love to be involved in more artist events! We had the Mocha Club Experience Live convo with Matt Wertz last week, which was awesome.

Sarah: Go to Africa to visit all of the Mocha Club/African Leadership projects that I’ve heard so much about! (But, that’s probably not gonna happen in the next 6 weeks!)

6.      What has been the coolest part of the internship so far? 

Sam: It’s just been so great to be involved in helping make such a HUGE impact in Africa. I love being able to do little things, but knowing how much it helps the whole system of impacting Africa.

Sarah: The coolest part about the internship so far has been to hear about all of the work that is being done in Africa and to see the amazing results that all of the donors and staff here are able to create.

7.      Favorite Friday Funday memory so far?  

Sam: That’s so hard, they’ve all been so fun! If I had to choose though, I would choose the time we went to get bundt cakes at Nothing Bundt Cake. None of us had ever been there before so it was an adventure for us all! And they were SO good. I want one now!

Sarah: My favorite Friday Funday has been when we all went to a crepe/coffee joint in town called The Perch. We got to sit and chat for a bit and eat some really delicious food! Good company + good food= GREAT Friday Funday!

 

We are so grateful for our interns each season… thanks Sam & Sarah for serving Africa with us this Spring!

HQ, MOCHATERNS

Mochatern Monday: 03.03 – Exciting Changes & Opportunities!

Good morning everyone! 
First thing — don’t forget that the Twitter Chat w/ CHAR + WERTZ is TODAY!

This past week was crazy, as we’ve been moving into the new office! It’s taken some hard work, but with the help of all of our staff, a few awesome volunteers, and a lot of pizza, the move was quick and painless!

Check out some of the guys rockin’ our Mocha Club sweatshirts below!  (psssst – there are still a few of ’em left in the Mocha Club store if you want to grab one for yourself!)

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By the way,  I am currently writing this blog post from the new office!  The new space has a great open floor plan and such a cool feel to it. We even have this wood pallet wall at the entrance that is so unique and creative!

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We’re almost all unpacked, all of our new IKEA desks are assembled, and we’re getting back into our normal routine.

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Also, don’t forget to apply to be a 2014 Summer intern! This internship is such an amazing experience. I’ve learned so much and it’s only been a couple of months! Also, the staff here at the Mocha Club (and African Leadership) are such fun and passionate people to work with. I highly recommend applying to be an intern… Again, the dates for this summer are May 12 – August 8 and applications are due Friday March 14th!  You can go here for more details & how to apply!

Thanks for reading along and sharing all of our mochatern experiences with us!

Until next week! God bless!
Samantha and Sarah

AFRICA NEWS, HQ, MOCHATERNS

Mochatern Monday: 02.24 — Closing Time.

Hello there all of you faithful followers of our Mochatern adventures! There has been a lot of exciting things happening here at the Mocha Club this week and were excited to catch y’all up!

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First of all, we’re moving to a new office next week! It’s not a huge move, as we’re just moving down the street, but everyone has been busy packing up. The current office looks a bit sad and empty at the moment, and I can’t help but sing the song “Closing Time” whenever I look around. But it’s going to be a good change and we’re all excited about a more functional space!

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Second, Char + Wertz left over the weekend for Africa! They’ll be there for 10 days for the Mocha Club Experience 2.0! To keep up with all of their adventures, be sure to follow @mochaclub on twitter & instagram and watch the hashtag #mochaclubexp. Also, NEXT MONDAY (March 3rd), there will be a LIVE twitter chat with Char + Wertz from Kenya at 12pm central time. Cancel any previous plans you may have, because clearly live twitter chatting with the guys during your lunch break is a better option.

 

Lastly, we  wanted to take a chance to tell you how awesome INTERNING at the Mocha Club has been. We’ve been here a little over a month now and we have loved it! We get to come together with like-minded people every day and work to be God’s hands and feet to the people of Africa. If this sounds like something you would love, too, you should apply to be a summer intern (last summer’s interns pictured above).  The dates for this summer are May 12 – August 8.  Go here for more details & how to apply. (Also, to get more ideas on what interning at Mocha Club looks like, check out all of the Mochatern blogs!) Oh, and applications are due Friday March 14th!

Thanks for keeping up with us… check in next week for pics of the new office space!
Blessings!
Sarah and Sam

CAMPAIGNS, HQ

Mocha Club + Pure Charity + YOU

We’re excited to share with you about a recent partnership we’ve made with a amazing platform to expand Mocha Club’s impact, awareness, & support of our projects in Africa… and it gets YOU involved, too!!
The idea is simple: it’s called Pure Charity.

“Pure Charity was created to give community members opportunities to turn their daily actions – like shopping and sharing – into powerful choices of generosity. As we each begin to live generously in our daily lives, we cease to be individuals striving to make an impact and become part of something larger and magnificent– a groundswell of change!” 

Where do YOU come in?

1. Sign Up!

Head over to www.purecharity.com/mochaclub and easily SIGN UP using facebook or your email.

2. Create your Giving Fund!

You can build your Giving Fund in multiple ways: contribute money directly from your credit card or debit card (register your card here) OR (and this is what we really love…!) use the Rewards Points system that takes a percentage of your daily online purchases and puts money back directly to your fund.

From your dashboard, click REWARDS, then INSTALL BROWSER PLUGIN on the screen. Follow the instruction for your specific browser.   >> Learn more here.

3. Shop!

Choose from thousands of online stores to shop from (like Target, Anthropologie, West Elm, REI, & Apple!) and they will give a percent of your purchase to your Giving Fund.  This money will be given to a Pure Charity project of your choice! (may we suggest a Mocha Club project?)

4.  Make a difference and impact our friends in Africa!

By choosing which project or organization your online rewards purchases fund, you can continue to do your regular shopping while supporting some special projects on the ground in Africa with us.

What’s next? Head over to Pure Charity now and create your profile.
Start building your Giving Fund, follow us, and check out the new Mocha Club project we just posted to provide Bibles for our graduating pastors in Rwanda. Help support this project directly from your giving fund!  Share on facebook & twitter, and invite your friends to start their own Giving Fund and together we can provide these 30 Bibles in 30 days!

Stay tuned for upcoming projects that you can specifically lend your shopping rewards to and continue to impact lives in Africa! For now – sign up, shop, and make a difference!

HQ, I NEED AFRICA, MERCHANDISE

Give Joy to the World

Mocha Club Holiday 2013

Yes, we know that Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away, and we don’t want to overshadow the season of gratitude (and pumpkin pie!)
Yet everywhere we turn it seems there are already sparkly lights and santas and snowflakes.

So, if you’re one of those who have already started scouring the gift guides and making your shopping list, we wanted to make sure you knew that we’ve launched some pretty stellar new products over in the Mocha Club store!

We’ll be sharing more about these products (and some super cool collaborations!) over the next couple of weeks, but here’s a quick glimpse…

Mocha Club fashionABLE INA scarf emerald green

Mocha Club + Lindsay Letters I need Africa prints

Mocha Club + Lindsay Letters mug & coffee

  >> VISIT THE MOCHA CLUB STORE <<

As always, when you BUY PRODUCTS you SUPPORT PROJECTS100% benefitting Africa!

And make sure you’re on our email list to be notified of sales & specials (coming after Thanksgiving!)Email Signup themochaclub.org

( thanks to Christine of {declare} photography for the photos! )

HQ, MOCHATERNS

Fall Mochatern Update #2!

Below is an update from Fall Intern Kate. Don’t forget we’re currently accepting applications for next Spring… Apps are due November 8th!

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Hi friends!

Kate here again to give you guys a little recap of the past few weeks in the Mocha Club offices! The interns have been working hard, helping to keep things up and running, and we want to make sure you feel as included as we do. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we feel continually blessed to have this opportunity to be a part of such an incredible organization that does little things each day to make big differences. As the interns, we take care of a lot of the behind the scenes tasks, like sending out your merch orders, calling to update member accounts, adding new members to our system, and, afterwards, helping those people stay informed and involved.

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Since Jimmy Needham and Matt Wertz have been on tour the past couple of months, we’ve gotten these lovely little bundles of new sign ups every week or so from the various shows that they represented us at. Those bundles of joy mean more computer work for us, but more help to our beautiful brothers and sisters overseas, so we’re happy to do it. Oftentimes, the most rewarding part of the work we do is the knowledge that without people like us to do the little things, the big things wouldn’t be possible. And we’ve been sending personal THANK YOU postcards to everybody who has joined from the tours this Fall!

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Currently in the works are some awesome new pieces of merch that we’re working on the show you guys before the holidays. I can’t say exactly what they’ll be yet, but I can tell you that you’ll like them!

In other news, fall’s officially here (we have the temperatures to prove it), so our wardrobes have gotten a little update with some longer sleeves and warmer scarves, and our main meeting room has gotten a little cozier, too. Last week some volunteers came and helped us paint our previously tricolored, slightly mismatched walls a nice bright gray color. Slowly but surely we’re getting a little more at home in our new office space, and everyone’s loved the changes.

There’ll be more updates to come as we get closer to the holidays, but in the meantime, stay cozy, stay thankful, and, most of all, stay tuned. We’ll share again soon!

Love and blessings,
Kate

HQ, MOCHATERNS

Intern with the Mocha Club: Spring 2014

Are you one of those who is already looking forward to 2014 and making your New Year’s resolutions and goals for the upcoming year?  How about adding the Mocha Club to that list?

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Come and intern with the Mocha Club this Spring in Nashville!  This is an unpaid internship that offers school credit to students interesting in learning more about the world of non-profits.  Our Spring semester internship runs from January 13th to May 2nd and a minimum of 15 hours a week is required to participate.

Download an application and more information. (applications are due Friday, November 8th)

If you have additional questions, send an email to intern [at] themochaclub.org.

HQ, INSPIRATION

Small Sacrifices. Big Impact. [ NEW VIDEO! ]

Over the last decade, Mocha Club members provided care for over 500 child mothers and their children in Northern Uganda. In 37 African communities that once only had access to dirty disease-filled drinking water, Mocha Club provided fresh, clean water sources…

You can make a difference in Africa. Small Sacrfices. Big Impact. Join the Club.