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WCF, KMUW and local coffee shops partner to encourage voting

Caffeine mixed with a reminder to be civically engaged. That was the original idea that Reverie Coffee Roasters Owner Andrew Gough shared with Wichita Community Foundation President and CEO Shelly Prichard during a brief chat in early October at his coffee shop. 

Fast forward a few weeks and frequent local coffee drinkers are getting a reminder each time they purchase a cup of joe from one of 18 different shops around Wichita. A project funded by the WCF, Gough worked with local artist Hannah Scott to design a custom, colorful coffee cup sleeve, complete with artwork on the front and community partners' logos and a QR code for general election information provided by KMUW on the back.

In a Wichita Eagle article, Gough said "it just made sense" to pair coffee and voting together. "...elections are a fundamental purpose in our society...coffee shops seem to attract conversation and are kind of like a breeding ground for ideas and thoughts."

Show us your civic engagement in action. If you visit one of the coffee shops below, post your sleeve on social media using #ICTCoffeeVotes. (And don't forget to vote on or before November 3.)

  1. Birney's Snack Shop, 156 N. Cleveland Ave.
  2. Churn & Burn, 11414 E. Central and 548 S. Oliver
  3. The Donut Whole, 1720 E. Douglas
  4. Ecclesia Coffee & Community, 7130 W. Maple
  5. Espresso to Go Go, 102 St. Francis
  6. Fairmount Coffee Co., 3815 E. 17th St.
  7. Groundhouse Market & Cafe, Wichita State University campus
  8. Il Primo Espresso Cafe, 6422 Central Ave. and 301 N. Main
  9. Kookaburra Coffee, 9414 W. Central Ave.
  10. Leslie Coffee Co., 930 W. Douglas
  11. Little Lion Cafe, 2721 E. Central
  12. Milkfloat, 535 W. Douglas
  13. Placeholder Coffee, 120 E. First St.
  14. R Coffee House, 1144 N. Bitting Ave. 
  15. Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2202 E. Douglas
  16. Sunflower Espresso, mobile coffee truck
  17. Want Bierock Company & Coffee House, 2615 W. 13th St.
  18. Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas

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