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La Mesa, family owned coffee shop supports young military families

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La Mesa, CA, March 30th 2015. Fifteen days of fundraising to support the babies of the young, disadvantaged families of our enlisted soldiers.   It is organized by the coffee shop All The Perks Espresso Cafe, a local small business located in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center (8046 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA), which April 1-15 will give back 10 percent from the sales to STEP (Support The Enlisted Project) in the form of essential items and it will become a collection point: the direct support from the citizens can also be manifested with the donation of diapers and wipes, clothes and toys, essential household and new family items, infant car seats, strollers, cribs and high chairs, retail and grocery gift cards. The start of these two fundraising weeks will open at 12pm with an informational speech by Tony Teravainen, president and CEO of STEP, who will explain the activities of the association and their methods of support. The invitation to participate is extended to the citizens of the city of La Mesa as well as those who are in the area and are interested in supporting the cause.

All The Perks is a family owned and operated coffee shop born by the hands of the Vereda family, of Argentinean origin, whom with this initiative intend to demonstrate their support to the families of those soldiers who are risking their lives daily on the frontline through a direct and operative action. The Veredas believe that the help to struggling families must arrive horizontally from small business like theirs (as much as from corporations, nonprofit organizations and government institutions), in the name of a solidarity and a sensitivity that characterize the American people. For more information: (619)8889574.

STEP is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing financial grants to active duty and recently discharged military and their families in times of crisis and, through one-on-one counseling, creating a path of financial self-sufficiency. For more information:; (858)6956810.

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