Mojo works alongside numbers of organisations throughout New Zealand to help make this a better country.
The Neonatal trust NZ
We provide coffee for the Neonatal Trust team and have raised tens of thousands of dollars through our heart cookie fundraisers, used-phone collection, gift baskets and other initiatives. This relationship has been on-going for more than a 15 years.
Mojo Coffee has been buying coffee from Tanna Island, Vanuatu, for five years; it's a small coffee growing region which is incredibly important to us. We see relationships, mutual support and quality coffee development as some of the many benefits in trading with our close neighbour.
Mojo has been sourcing raw green coffee from Talao Coffee, a co-operative run in conjunction with local NGO, Nasi Tuan, since 2016. In 2019, Andrew Findlay from Tearfund NZ reached out to Mojo to see if we could do more to help.
The plan was to set up Tana Island's first roasting plant and tourist retail post for Talao Coffee. The sale of roasted coffee would allow the co-op to achieve better financial returns year round and having a finished product would help them raise their profile in Vanuatu and abroad. The ultimate goal for the community is to create a fully self-managed operation, parting from NGO assistance with all profits going back to the coffee community of around 600 families who work with Talao Coffee.
Wellington Free Ambulance
Wellington Free and Mojo have worked together for nearly five years now. Wellington Free provides first aid training for many Mojo staff so they know what to do in an emergency, and Mojo provides coffee to the central paramedic station in Thorndon.
DCM – formerly the Downtown Community Ministry – has been working in Wellington since the 1960s. It’s mission is to focus on the needs of and to help empower the marginalised. Mojo’s partnership with DCM is still quite new, having begun in 2018. All unused coffee is donated to DCM as well as free on-loan coffee making equipment so people can enjoy a hot coffee when they arrived. All unused café equipment is also donated to help people moving into a home.