We want to give back to our community and invest in our community as much as possible. From Day 1, Palace has had a cause latte program. Over the years, the program has been further developed and improved upon so that the cause recipients get the most out of their time as our highlighted cause. In 2018, we rebranded our cause latte program, calling in Kindness is the Cause. We believe that kindness is all around us, but sometimes goes unnoticed or unappreciated.
Originally, our management team selected non-profit organizations in our community to receive $1 of each of our monthly cause lattes sold. Over time, as we built our Palace brand, we realized that our impact could be even greater for these non-profit organizations. We went from having a monthly cause to having a quarterly cause. Having a non-profit organization highlighted for three months gave more time for us to tell their story, raise funds for their organization and raise awareness for what they do for our community. Instead of randomly selecting these organizations, we allow them to apply for the program and we select 8-10 organizations to come and present to our team letting us know what their organization does, what the funds would be used for and how we could best work with them to help their organization. Our management team then picks the causes that we would like to support. It is by no means an easy task as there are so many wonderful non-profit organizations in our community. We select our causes at the end of each calendar year for the next year. Once selected, we assign them to a quarter, and meet with them to discuss how we can best tell their story. In addition to receiving funding from our monthly cause latte sales, we utilize our social media platforms to tell our followers about the organization. We also partner with them for one action project during their quarter.
Our Kindness is the Cause program is a great way for community members to give back in a unique way and we absolutely love learning more about our causes and helping tell their stories. Also, the monthly cause drinks are some of our guests favorite menu items that they look forward to seeing each year. The fact that they get to support a great cause while enjoying a great drink is just the icing on the cake!
Black Historical Cultural Center
Black Historical Cultural Center plays an integral part in preserving the culture of North Heights.
In this place, founders wanted residents of North Heights to be able to get information, host community events, and serve as a safe place for black residents to meet and plan how to celebrate the rich history and culture of the North Heights area. In addition to being a venue used for celebrations, The Center holds important artifacts of North Heights history. It is also home to many photos and memories of those that came before us, and the trophies awarded to the athletes who attended Carver High School.