YOU can help: koalas, kangaroos and coffee at Campos.

There are many disasters you personally can do nothing about. (Let’s not talk about Iowa.)

Others, every little bit helps and that’s where you come in. The fires in Australia have been a massive tragedy. For people, yes, but mostly for the continent’s wildlife, animals and birds that are found nowhere else on earth.

Campos Coffee, the Australian specialty coffee company that has made Salt Lake City its American headquarters, is hosting a love-fest for its fire-ravaged homeland: Rebuilding our Roots: To Australia with Love will be February 13, 6—9 p.m. at the downtown location on Edison Street.

Campos is so much more than a coffee bar—this gala night will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, beer, and live music. Special guests Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles and his wife, Renae, a gold medalist netballer and winner of the International Player of the Year Award, will be in attendance. A silent auction will feature exciting offerings including a trip to Australia, coffee brewing equipment, and gear signed by Utah Jazz team members, plus items include coffee brewing equipment, wine classes, whiskey tastings, Jazz tickets, and private chef-catered meals.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service, Inc.), an Australian non-profit that has provided wildlife rescue services for more than 30 years.

Our planet is under attack from all sides, but this specific event for a specific cause gives you the opportunity to help directly. Think of it as your valentine to the planet.

Purchase your tickets here

Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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