RIO RICO COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
“One Community – Together”
THE RIO RICO ALLIANCE THRIFT STORE NOW CARRIES "CAFE JUSTO" COFFEE
Pre-ground or Fresh Grind Your Own Blend
Cultivated at altitudes between 4,000 and 5,000 feet, this coffee is grown on the side of a 13,333 foot volcano known as Tacaná.
Café Justo is made from 100% Arabica, Robusta and Marago beans which are organically grown, with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The coffee trees are cultivated beneath shade trees which allows for a better tasting, more environmentally friendly coffee.
Ideal conditions for a coffee tree include high humidity, shade, temperatures from 65 to 80 degrees F and plentiful precipitation. All of these qualities are characteristic of Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. With the combination of the volcanic soil of Tacaná, the high altitude of the region, abundant rain, organic techniques and shade tree cultivation method, this coffee has an excellent aroma and a highly memorable taste.
Café Justo is a network of coffee grower cooperative that grow, roast, package, and ship their own coffee. Sustainable wages, environmentally sound growing practices, and families who are able to stay together on their lands. Fair Trade is a good start. But it’s only a start. The real profit in coffee comes from roasting the beans, not growing them. By keeping the farmers in the process, Café Justo ensures that success is shared equally.
"MORE THAN FAIR - MORE THAN JUST COFFEE"
WHO ARE WE
The Rio Rico Community Alliance is a volunteer 501c(3) non-profit corporation formed as a community service organization, with the final goal of creating and supporting a Multipurpose Center for the Community. The Alliance is located at 1279 W. Frontage Road, Unit G, Rio Rico, AZ where the Alliance has leased an 1100 sq. ft. space.
In addition to the Alliance, the Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce has relocated inside the Center. This provides a closer relationship with the Chamber and its business community.
The focal point of the “Center” is to provide a low-cost venue to local organizations and individuals to hold small- to medium-sized meetings and events. The Alliance now has a limited space to hold fundraisers, host speakers, offer classes by local instructors and much more.
Although this location limits available space we now have a location to help the community. This provides a location, not only for our members – but for the whole community.
Our long-term goal is to raise funds to eventually build a Multipurpose Center that will become a permanent part of the Rio Rico Community and neighboring communities.
Funds to support the Alliance are generated from membership dues, donations, space rentals, and fundraising events. Funds are also raised through sales at the Alliance Thrift Store (previously called The Rio Rico Produce Depot) located next to the Alliance Center.
Administration of the Alliance and its funds is managed through a Board of Directors. Monies received are used to benefit the community, either indirectly through a permanent location or directly by disbursements to local charities and social projects.
Recreational opportunities for our young adults are virtually non-existent except for school programs. The Alliance is looking forward to provide activities for our young adults, especially during the summer hours.
This location would immediately be able to provide:
Meeting location for the Rio Rico Historical Society
Free music practice Studio for local student musicians (we have the instruments/electronics etc.)
Social Center for our Community Seniors
Thrift store/food bank and donation center
Gift shop. Featuring local crafters and artisans
Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce
Multipurpose room for events, meetings, classes, student dances, movie night and fundraisers.
ALLIANCE THRIFT STORE:
Having a low-cost donation-sponsored thrift shop in our community is a great value to the community. Currently, residents have to travel out of the area to enjoy low-cost shopping. Additionally, the generosity of our residents will remain in the community rather than being donated to resale and thrift stores outside of the Rio Rico community. This location has the space to receive and store large items as well as general donations.
Access to local food banks is limited. The closest food bank is seven miles away in Nogales. The Alliance Thrift Store is an agent of Borderlands Food Bank . The Store provides a redistribution point for produce “rescued” from local produce shippers by Borderlands. Thrift Shop sales provide additional income to the Alliance in support of the Center.
Rio Rico Community Alliance
1279 W. Frontage Rd, Unit G
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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THURSDAY ALLIANCE LUNCHEONS
EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:00pm THE RIO RICO COMMUNITY ALLIANCE SERVES LUNCHES FOR MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
LUNCHES ARE PROVIDED BY THE "RIO RICO POTLUCK CLUB" A SMALL DONATION OF $5.00 TO THE ALLIANCE IS REQUESTED.
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1279 W Frontage Road, Unit G
(Allsafe Storage Plaza)