Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Years Hours

New Years Hours
at Big Heart Coffee

Friday, 30th 7-4
Saturday, 31st 8-12
Monday, Jan 1st 7-4 

Looking foward to 2017!
At Big Heart we love brewing coffee and tea.
In 2017 we will be carrying a wider selection of the highest quality, local teas.
Make sure to stop in and try some!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Supporting TRAK in December!

Big Heart is featuring 
TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids)
 in December.  
Come by and support them 
and enjoy a coffee (maybe a Peppermint Mocha Latte!) or tea.
TRAK is a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit program focused on children with and without specific challenges. The focus of the program is to offer participants opportunities to provide service to people and animals of the community. This gives an often-rare experience to be a service provider to those less fortunate. Participants will receive specific educational skills, business, and vocational training that will aid in their efforts to help themselves, each other and their community.

TRAK also offers youth community service animal assisted activities for pediatric patients at Tucson Medical Center, the Ronald McDonald House, local nursing homes and other locations.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Toy Drive for Shyann Kindness Project

We are collection toy for 
Help "Giving Children A Reason To Smile" 
by dropping off new toys 
at Big Heart now thru December!

The mission of The Shyann Kindness Project is to serve and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged, at-risk, and medically fragile children by providing fun and needed gifts while promoting and teaching kindness and acceptance of all people.

Ronald McDonald House Walk

Ronald McDonald House Walk



Sunday, December 4, 2016

University of Arizona Mall
Presented by HSL Properties
More than 3,000 supporters have joined us at the Walk for Kids since 2013. Join us for our terrific fourth year including the Kids’ Zone, a grand entrance by Santa Claus, music, food, a 3K family walk, and much more.
For more information contact Scott Matlick at 520-326-0060 ext. 104

Erik Hite

We are excited to say Big Heart Coffee gave
for September.
Thank you to everyone who supports local coffee roasters and brewers!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Shoebox Packing Party

Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Packing Party has begun.
We need lots of volunteers to pack 1500 showboxes!
Today 8-2pm
and this week 
Monday-Friday 10-7pm
Come pack a shoebox for poor Children around the world!
In the back of Big Heart Coffee.
No charge.  Children welcome.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November supporting GAP Ministries

Big Heart is supporting
in November.

GAP Mission is simple: Standing in the GAP for those in need. Bringing help to children, healing to families and hope to the community
GAP Ministries, a social service nonprofit serving Southern Arizona since 1999, Stands in the GAP for those in need in three 
core areas: Family, Community and Ministry.

GAP’s Community warehouse shares fresh food and basic needs items with over 70 Southern Arizona nonprofits serving the needy. Over 1 million pounds of healthy vegetables, fruit, and other perishable items are distributed annually throughout the community by GAP’s partnering nonprofits and churches. Throughout Southern Arizona, nonprofits that serve the marginalized annually receive over $1,000,000 worth of hygiene items, paper goods, cleaning supplies and other needed items from GAP’s warehouse.  Our Community Kitchen and Mobile Food Truck train young people in the culinary arts, while maximizing the use of donated perishable food and feeding thousands in the community. Through partnerships with nonprofits, churches, businesses, schools and hundreds of volunteers, GAP’s outreaches serve food year-round, backpacks during back to school season, and toys at Christmas to low-income children and their families. 
To donate directly to GAP-click here.

GAP Ministries
2861 N Flowing Wells rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

Come by and support GAP children and families with a
Pumpkin Spice Latte!
We sell beans by the pound from 5 local roasters.  
We ship all over the world.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Operation Christmas Child at Big Heart

Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Packing Party
When:  Saturday, November 5th
Monday, November 7th thru Friday, November 11th
10am -7pm
Where:  at Big Heart Coffee in the back room.
4802 E 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ

Last year 1,046 boxes were made at Blue Moon Scrapbooking next door!
This year the goal is 1500 boxes!!!
Operation Christmas Child delivers shoeboxes to poor children in over 100 countries every year.  You invited to stop by and stuff a shoebox (or more!) with us at Big Heart.  Use the supplies we've collected or add your own donations.

Samaritan's Purse Shoebox packers are needed November 5th and 7th- 11th at Big Heart.
Children are encouraged to come and make some boxes.  
Allow a little extra time at Big Heart to make a few boxes after drinking your favorite locally roasted coffee (Presta, Arbuckles, Hermosa, Yellow Brick or Pangean).
No charge, but there are a few requirements on items to be in each box.
Any donations of new toys or monetary would be a blessing, but not required.
It's a great time to make a difference for a child and meet new friends!

Thanks to the Franklin Family!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Board Game Day October 15th

Join Penny
Saturday for
Cashe Queens Board Games.
Saturday, October 15th
at Big Heart Coffee

Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.  
Feel free to bring a board game or use one here.
Fun and Games!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Handi Dogs

In August, Big Heart supported Handi-Dogs of Tucson:
Because of your drinks we were able to donate $1004.00 to them.  
This is our first check over $1000—we hope to continue increasing amounts!
Support Local.
We carry local roasters coffee;
Abuckles / Presta / Yellow Brick / Hermosa / Pangean
Try your favorite light, medium or dark roast at Big Heart Coffee
Drip, pour overV60, french press, clever or aeropress.

 "Handi-Dogs, Inc., one of the oldest assistance dog training programs in the country. It was founded by Alamo Reaves in 1973 to teach people with disabilities how to train their own dogs to be their assistance dogs. The organization was incorporated in 1977.
Handi-Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit community service organization. We were granted tax-exempt status in July, 1978. Our FEIN is 95-3247091. Contributions to our organization are tax-deductible as charitable contributions."
You can make a donation directly to Handi-dogs Tucson or volunteer click here. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ronald McDonald House

October is 
We are very excited to be able to support such a worthy cause as the Ronald McDonald House in Tucson.

One of our favorite ideas for vounteering is being Chef for a day at the House.  You and your family or a group of friends, coworkers, church groups, meetup groups... can get together and have a culinary, fun time!
"We all love “comfort food.” At Ronald McDonald House, the term takes on new meaning through the home-cooked meals we provide at no additional cost to our guests. Our Chef for a Day program is a satisfying, creative and fun way for a group to volunteer. Put your team’s culinary skills to the best possible use by scheduling a time to cook for our families."

The Ronald McDonald House place to be a FAMILY.

During one of life’s most challenging times, the Ronald McDonald House helps you focus on what’s most important… family.

We understand the value of a home-cooked meal, a chance to do a load of laundry, a safe and friendly place for your kids to just "be kids." We help you give 100% of your time and energy to your child because, most of all, we understand the value of time together as a family, when time is at its most precious.

If you must travel more than 30 miles to receive medical care for a sick or injured child, you can stay with us, at no cost, for as long as your child is receiving treatment.

Caring volunteers are truly the heart of all they offer at
Ronald McDonald House Charities.
With over 90 volunteers supporting their efforts at the Ronald McDonald House
and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, are dependent upon volunteers
to make the families’ experience warm and comfortable. To see volunteer opportunities click here

Friday, September 30, 2016

Diaper Bank Adult Brief Drive

Help the Diaper Bank build a mountain of 10,000 briefs!
More than 50% of seniors struggle with incontinence, and 10% of seniors in America live in poverty.  Chances are, someone you know and love deals with this problem on a daily basis. The need is real—and growing—but you can help!
Drop off a box of adult briefs and enter a chance to win a gift basket—and get some fresh buns!
If you prefer to buy online, feel free to use our charity registry at Target
October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
at St. Luke’s Home located at 615 E. Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85705;

And if you can’t make it on October 1st, we have an alternate drop-off location at TMC Senior Services, located at 1400 N. Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712.
The Diaper Bank is a one-hundred percent, donor-funded organization. 

Teen Nite

Teen Nite
Meeting every Thursday night
at Big Heart Coffee

Leaders are Diana and John Bacon.

Who is invited: Teens who want to work together to make a difference.  
Currently they are planning outreach service projects.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Comedy Night

Join us this Friday for great laughs with our favorite comedian Monté Benjamin! 
this Friday, Sept. 30th
$5.00 at the door
at Big Heart Coffee—fun for the whole family.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Have you tried the Big Heart Smoothies yet?
We have 3 smoothies:
Peach Mango;
Kiwi, Strawberry, and Blueberry;
and Horchata.
All smoothies come in 12oz, 16oz, and 20oz.
Peach Mango is our best-selling smoothie and refreshingly delicious.
A great way to relax and feel the coolness!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Coffee with the Chief of Police

Join us at tomorrow at Big Heart, 
September 16, 2016 
 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Coffee with the Chief
This is an opportunity to meet Chief Chris Magnus - Chief of Police in a casual and informal event. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions and voice concerns.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Third Annual First Responders Appreciation Day

Third Annual First Responders Appreciation Day
Community Fair
benefitting the 

Erik Hite Foundation
Saturday September 24th
11:00 - 3:00
 at Craycroft Baptist Church
5729 E 22nd Street

BBQ / Train rides / Horse rides / Jumping castles / Music /Service Vehicle displays and more.
 Click here for more information.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Supporting Erik Hite Foundation

For September Big Heart is supporting 
The Erik Hite Foundation.
Erik Hite Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a child care center and family outreach programs for the children of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel.
We serve and care following godly principles close to the heart of Erik, as these men and women serve and protect our community.

Erik Hite Childcare Center:
“We opened our first child care center on the east side of Tucson on June 24th, 2011. We are currently serving families of both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel from agencies such as the Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, DPS, US Border Patrol, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Fire Department, and Active Duty Military personnel.”

This Center Features an after school programs
    Full time, Part time and drop in services available
    No Registration fee
    Flexible hours
    Their center is a secured facility for more information regarding our affordable childcare pricing and registering your child, contact them at 520-495-0430 or by email.

Events in September:
September 24, 2016. 3rd Annual First Responders Appreciation Day Community FAIR.
Held at Craycroft Baptist Church 5729 E 22nd street
BBQ / Train rides / Horse rides / Jumping castles / Music /Service Vehicle displays and more.
Click here for more information.

September 24, 2016. Blood Drive. In memory of fallen TPD officer Erik Hite. Click here for more information.

Join them on Facebook

To Support the Erik Hite Foundation click here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Annual Neighborhood Celebration

15th Annual Prevention Celebration
Friday, September 9th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Freedom Park
5000 E 29th Street

There will be 
Robots / exhibition booths / Mobile Health Units
Free Food and Games
Prizes and Enterainment with an Obstacle Course for kids!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Shaken Aeropress

Beat the heat with our coolest, smoothest drink.
Cold Shaken Aeropress
Brewed with any of our local roasted beans in light, medium or dark roasts!

Big Heart will be CLOSED on September 5th for Labor Day.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Shyann Kindness Project

Thanks for your help.
Big Heart was able to donate 
to the
The Shyann Kindness Project!
Any donations for the Shyann Project can be dropped off at Big Heart Coffee
or BlueMoonScrapbooking (next door 4808 e 22nd Street)
New or "gently used" books, including Spanish books
New backpacks & school supplies
New or "gently used" DVD's
Retail store gift cards
Individually wrapped snack items.
You can donate online thru Paypal here directly to Shyann Kindness Project.

Anyone can get involved in the kindness!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Workability Program Tucson

Workability is a fabulous program that prepares people with disabilities for employment—new friends, bright smiles, and outstanding supervisors makes it a joy to come to work.
"What started as an idea became a reality for UCP of Southern Arizona (UCPSA). Vanessa Zuber, who had been a Habilitation manager, often heard her families speak about the lack of employment opportunities for their kids of transition age. Vanessa sought to set up a volunteer position for a client, on her case load, at the UCPSA office, which would ultimately turn into a paid position for the individual. Between the position at the UCPSA and feedback from families wanting a bridge program from high school to adulthood, this became the catalyst for the future WorkAbility program.

Vanessa and the WorkAbility team kicked off the Starting Line for Employment and new intakes on January 20th 2014 - Martin Luther King holiday. We felt that this day was apropos!

Presently, the program offers a variety of customized curriculum's - one, on the U of A campus working in collaboration with the Tucson Unified School District's - Project FOCUS transition program, a 10-week rotating employment workshop program at the WorkAbility site, and a 20 week job readiness program for transition age students at the WorkAbility site.
In addition to the curriculums, WorkAbility offers job development and on the job coaching to our members that are ready to be employed. The goal is to support and encourage ALL of our members to reach their employment goals!"

Big Heart Coffee and
want to THANK
Workability for partnering with us!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mobile Meals of Tucson

In June Big Heart Sponsored
Mobile Meals of Tucson.
Thanks to your coffees and teas, we were able to donate $760.00.
What a great organization for helping homebound adults.
Their vision: "We envision a community where elderly and disabled adults thrive physically and emotionally in their own homes because they have ready access to appropriate, nutritious food and a compassionate network of support to promote their health and safety."
To donate your time or finances to Mobile Meals of Tucson click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Handi Dogs

The first half of August, Big Heart Coffee is sponsoring Handi-dogs.
They are improving people's quality of life with a trained dog at their side.

"Handi-Dogs, Inc., is one of the oldest assistance dog training programs in the country. It was founded by Alamo Reaves in 1973 to teach people with disabilities how to train their own dogs to be their assistance dogs. The organization was incorporated in 1977.
Handi-Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit community service organization. We were granted tax-exempt status in July, 1978. Our FEIN is 95-3247091. Contributions to our organization are tax-deductible as charitable contributions."
You can make a donation directly to Handi-dogs or volunteer click here.

Support Handi-dogs! Join us for a cold shaken aeropress: Try the latest arrival El Salvador from Presta Coffee, a local Tucson roaster.
Ideal for summer!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Acts of Kindness "Tri"

Tucson triathlon event good for beginners, 
helps nonprofit
By Loni Nannini Special to the Arizona Daily Star
For the Seventh Annual “Tri” for Acts of Kindness event, volunteers such as Pam Kallio have two goals: To raise funds and awareness for the Shyann Kindness Project and to stage a professional sprint triathlon with swag.

“Swag (goodies handed out to event participants) is always important. Some people will do a race for swag and will come back year after year because of swag, and we would like to see that,” said Kallio, a triathlete and director of customer experience for, a sponsor of the sprint triathlon/duathlon and 5K fun run/walk that will be held Sept. 17.

Kallio believes the “Tri” for Acts of Kindness — which features abbreviated “sprint” distances of a 300-yard swim, a 13.3-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run — is an ideal venue for beginners as well as for more experienced triathletes.

“The distances and location lend themselves to first-timers, and since the swim is where most people — especially first-timers — tend to struggle, it eases their minds being in a pool vs. in the open water. For more experienced racers, I think it helps them to prepare for longer triathlons, and they realize it is for an extremely good cause so they feel good about that,” said Kallio, who has completed in 17 Ironman Triathlons .

Kallio will teach two first-timers’ clinics in conjunction with the event. The first is at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at TriSports, 4495 S. Coach Drive; another, at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at La Mariposa Resort, will give participants the opportunity to view the race course and receive triathlon tips.

Kallio encourages anyone who has had any interest in triathlons to consider registering for the sprint triathlon or the duathlon, which features just biking and running.

“The exciting thing is that anyone can do this, and the sprint event is a great place to start. People of all ages, sizes and shapes are competing and it becomes a lifestyle, where people change their eating habits and exercise habits and lives,” she said.

“You don’t have to be born with a gift to do this. If you have the willpower, grit and dedication to hang in there with it, there is no telling what you can do. Your only limitations are those that you put on yourself with your mind.”

That philosophy was embraced by Shyann Rosati, the young girl born with special needs in whose memory The Shyann Kindness Project was founded 10 years ago.

Since then, the all-volunteer nonprofit spearheaded by Shyann’s parents, Sandy and Glenn, has served more than 20,000 underprivileged, at-risk and medically fragile children. It has provided more than 75,000 books, school supplies, dental supplies and toys along with messages of kindness, acceptance and anti-bullying year-round.

The organization also stages an annual summer backpack night for children in the Sunnyside neighborhood; last week more than 500 children received backpacks, school supplies and books. Additionally, an annual Christmas party provides toys, gifts packages, clothing and household items to children and families in need.

“We have no paid personnel, and all donations that we get — be it cash or goods — go to serve the children in some fashion,” said Glenn.

“We had no idea in 2006 when we started this that we would be doing it 10 years later. I think our volunteers get so much satisfaction from the smiles and thanks and hugs from the kids: It is a golden glow on your heart,.”
Continue reading here.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kindness Day!

Join us for the Shyann Project
Kindness Day
July 29th
Every Tuesday at 10:30 is 
at Big Heart Coffee in July.
For children we serve Smoothies, Steamers, Chocolate milk, Sparkling juice Izzes, Rootbeer Floats,
or a cup of vanilla ice cream with chocolate shavings.
See you there!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Stand Up for Kids Tucson

Stand Up for Kids does so much for our homeless youths on the streets in Tucson.
Thanks to all your cold brews and teas, we are blessed to be able to donate $647!
Please feel free to bring any donations to Big Heart Coffee or BlueMoonScrapbooking
 for Stand Up for Kids.  
We will make sure they get it.

Some needs are:
Cases of water,
Travel sized hygiene items and sunscreen, 
small spray bottles to fill with water,
boys/mens underware,
non perishable foods
You can donate financially here.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shyann Project Storytime

Join us every Tuesday in July for
presented by Shyann Kindness Project 
Come on in and enjoy a latte with your kids during storytime at Big Heart.
All tips go to The Shyann Kindness Project!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Shyann Kindness Project

This month Big Heart Coffee is supporting
The Shyann Kindness Project!
Super excited about this - they impact many people in Tucson giving kindness to those in need.
From website
“On January 4, 2005, Sandy and Glenn Rosati lost their most precious gift from God, their beautiful daughter Shyann. Shyann touched many hearts in her short life.  At Shyann's Celebration of Life Service, cards were handed out with Shyann's picture, asking that a random act of kindness be performed in her honor, with the recipient being given the card and asked to pass on a kindness and the card.  Since Shyann's death, many people have been inspired to perform acts of kindness in her memory.
In December 2005, a friend of the Rosati family performed an act of kindness in Shyann's honor by wrapping up packages of coloring books, crayons, stickers and books, each with a kindness card attached to it.  She brought them to the children's emergency room at a local hospital, where they were distributed to the children who came in on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Shyann's parents, Sandy and Glenn Rosati, founded The Shyann Kindness Project in April 2006 to carry on this wonderful way of spreading kindness.

The mission of The Shyann Kindness Project is to serve and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged, at-risk, and medically fragile children by providing fun and needed gifts while promoting and teaching kindness and acceptance of all people.”

The smiles happen in low-income schools, shelters and transitional housing, TMC emergency center, clinics for children and parties.

Donations can be dropped off at Big Heart Coffee
New or "gently used" books, including Spanish books
New backpacks & school supplies
New or "gently used" DVD's
Retail store gift cards
Individually wrapped snack items.
You can donate online thru Paypal here directly to Shyann Kindness Project.

Anyone can get involved in the kindness!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Bronx Tale

Bronx Tale Food Truck
at Big Heart Coffee
Fantastic food!
The BEST pork sliders
Mac and Cheese and more!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Royal Family Kids donation

Royal Family Kids
Thanks to YOUR ‪Big Heart Coffee‬ teas and coffees, we donated $185 to ‪Royal Family Kids Camp‬ working with abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system. 
Royal Family KIDS Camp #301 is sponsored locally by Neighborhood Church here in Tucson, Arizona.  Our team shares a passion to create positive memories and life-changing moments for foster children in our community who have experienced the pain of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Through a week-long summer camp, these children experience security, warmth and love from dedicated volunteers; they discover self‑worth and a feeling of success as they accomplish projects, make friends, and have FUN!
Contact Kristina at 520-256-4336 or email: to find out how you can be involved.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Bronx Tale

Only the best...
tomorrow June 23rd
the Bronx Tale will be serving up smoked ribs, mac n' cheese, and more. 
Buy a Big Heart Shake and get $2.00 off the pulled pork sliders!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Unique Coffee Gifts

What makes a better special gift than a bag of coffee?  Two bags of coffee and a mug, of course!
There's more unique, handpicked coffee sets to be seen at Big Heart Coffee so make sure you check it out before they're gone.
All profits support local charities.  
This month we are supporting Mobile Meals of

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The purpose behind Big Heart Coffee

People asks us, "Why open a social enterprise coffee shop?"
The idea was... a community meeting place that supports community charities.
The drinks would pay for employees and operating expenses; the rest we would give away.
Our wish - to lift up and support our community.
The people we meet makes everything worthwhile. Hey, even our
coffee is extraordinary, thanks to the diligent work of our Local roasters:

Arbuckles, "The coffee that won the west", with their cowboy-style coffees.
Presta, aiming for and achieving excellent roast quality.
Hermosa, bringing out notes of sweetness in every cup.
Yellow Brick, building relationships with the bean farmers themselves.
and the newest light-roaster on the block, Pangean Coffee Roasters.

Stop in, we would love to have you visit Big Heart Coffee. You can have a cup of coffee with taste and flavor - from local coffee roasters and support our Tucson community.

Coffee with a purpose!