Pay It Forward – Show gratitude for Dan’s Coffee Run

Meet Dan Dewey.

Dan's Coffee Run

(That’s Dan on the right) He is doing something inspirational to help strangers.

You see once a week Dan goes to the Rose Cancer Center and takes “coffee” orders from the patients, staff, and family. He then drives to Starbucks pays for 15 to 20 coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos from his own pocket. He then carefully drives back to the hospital and delivers all the coffees.

You see Dan’s dad was a chemotherapy patient at Rose Cancer Center. His dad had treatments every Thursday morning at 10 AM. Dan started buying coffee for other patients and staff while his dad was getting treatments. Before Dan’s dad passed away he asked him to keep doing the coffee runs.

Here are some video clips from local news stories talking about “Dan’s Coffee Runs.”

Video #1 Fox News

Video #2

I’ve spoken with Valerie who is the Starbucks barista featured in the videos. She helps Dan when she can. Dan has apparently had some financial woes.

I thought we could help by sending Dan a bunch of Starbucks cards. We know they’ll go to a good cause. We know he’ll pay it forward and spread the joy to hundreds of other people.

We are in Send Out Cards. We are a company of gratitude senders. We have a great tool to send cards AND to send Starbucks gift cards. Let’s pay it forward and help Dan out by buying the coffee. Wouldn’t it be great if he didn’t have to buy any coffee from his own pocket for a year?

Valerie gave me his mailing address. I’ve already sent my first Starbucks card to Dan.

Dan Dewey
Dans Coffee Run
PO Box 563
Keego Harbor, MI 48320

Now what if this is all a scam? So what. If each of us sends $5 or $10 Starbucks card or whatever… what is the worst that could happen? We’re not writing out giant checks. We’re not buying the cards from them, we’re buying them from SOC. So I’m thinking let’s do this. Heck I’m already doing it. If you want to help out great! Let’s pay it forward.

– Ben Fitts
The Custom Greeting Card Guy

PS All credit has to go to Jeff Hubbard a fellow Send Out Cards distributor that shared this original idea with me. ┬áHe wanted to do something nice for Dan but didn’t have the reach I do so he asked me to get involved. Jeff, you rock.