Wildflyer Coffee is a Minneapolis-based coffee shop that helps homeless youth turn their lives around through a coffee business skills training program. Started by Sprudge Twenty alum Carley Kammerer in 2017, when Wildflyer was just a coffee cart, the company offers a job opportunity through their nine-month paid Youth Development Academy to people who could find it difficult to find work otherwise. And now Wildflyer is looking to double their reach with a second cafe, this time in St. Paul, and they’re looking for funding through Indiegogo now!

According to the crowdfunding page, the second cafe would allow Wildflyer to hire an additional 30 people through their program. For their St. Paul cafe, they partnered with RS Eden to take over a cafe inside the community organization’s housing unit. The construction is expected to cost around $175,000, but luckily the company has already raised $150,000 thanks to “the generosity of private donors and foundations”. They just need help getting the last $25,000 over the finish line.

And what better way to help them achieve their goal than with a throw, in conjunction with the US Latte Art Championship preliminary event! On October 21, Wildflyer is teaming up with Spyhouse Coffee to kick off the preview weekend with a good old fashioned latte art game. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the $10 entry fee for the event will be used entirely to help Wildflyer reach its crowdfunding goal.

And for the rest of the world unable to attend the challenge but still looking to help out, head over to the Wildflyer Coffee Indiegogo page and donate. If you are unable to donate, consider sharing the campaign with your social networks. For more information, visit the Wildflyer Coffee Indiegogo page.

Zac Cadwalader is Sprudge Media Network’s Managing Editor and a Dallas-based writer. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.