Stop by For a Special, September Coffee and Help Others
Billings Coffee Shop Donates to National Alliance on Mental Illness
Have you stopped by our Billings’ coffee shop for your special coffee drinks this month? When you purchase The New Zealander or a Honey Suckle, we’ll donate a portion of the sale to help the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).
This past Sunday, they held their big fundraiser, NAMIWalks, in Helena, but they still need help to raise awareness for their cause.
NAMI provides education, support and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness. All of their classes and support groups are free to participants. Right now, they offer free classes that include:
• Family to Family
This is a 12-week education class for families and friends of individuals with mental illness.
Taught by trained mentors living in recovery, this is an 8-week recovery-based education class for individuals with mental illness.
• NAMI Basic
This is a 6-week education class for parents of children and adolescents with mental illness.
NAMI also provides numerous presentations, events, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other resources throughout the year.
They estimate that one in five people in the United States suffer from mental illness. And because there is often a misunderstanding and a stigma about mental illness, many of the people who reach out to NAMI often have already had a difficult time getting the help, empathy, and cognitive and relational resources they need for treatment.
You Can Help NAMI and Enjoy a Delicious Coffee Too!
To find out how you can provide your time, money or other resources to NAMI, visit their website at www.namibillings.org. NAMI Billings is an affiliate of the national organization that has over 1200 state and local affiliates nationwide.
Another option is to stop by our Billings coffee shop and try our special drinks for September.
We named The New Zealander after one of our baristas left for New Zealand, and it was her signature drink. You’ll love the sweet blend of brown sugar cinnamon and honey!
The Honey Suckle is a local favorite here in Montana and includes vanilla and honey.
These are delicious coffee drinks that will wake up your senses and are fun to share with others. But hurry! They will be gone at the end of September. We look forward to welcoming you at our shop.