Community ~ Philanthropy ~ Impact
A Good Deed Tea organizes giving circles of women to further the education and economic empowerment of women and girls in the developing world. Our circle members meet for tea, learn about causes we might wish to support, and donate money to a pooled fund. Each giving circle decides together where to contribute our funds. The causes we donate to report back to us how our funds are spent, and we share these reports at our teas with videos, guest speakers, or written updates.
A Good Deed Tea is a U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, Tax ID #27-0984610.
A Good Deed Tea began in 2009 when Caterina Rando, Valerie Camarda, and C.J. Hayden attended a tea where the hostess asked her guests to contribute to the Nepal Youth Foundation. She explained that a gift of $100 would free a young Nepali girl from indentured servitude and send her to school for a year.
Caterina was filled with enthusiasm, proclaiming, “I come for tea, I enjoy friendship and camaraderie with inspiring women, eat homemade scones with strawberry jam, and by the time I go home, I have contributed to changing a girl’s life forever. Count me in!”
Caterina and Valerie drove home together from that auspicious afternoon tea, proudly and joyfully acknowledging that they had done their good deed for the day. Ideas for what was possible began to brew, and by the time they reached home, A Good Deed Tea was born. Valerie hosted the first Good Deed Tea shortly thereafter, then C.J. joined our board.
The idea behind A Good Deed Tea is simple. Women love to get together, converse, share ideas, do good, and have fun. Sometimes modern life does not offer enough opportunity for these pleasures. Participating in A Good Deed Tea allows women to do what they love, while uplifting the lives of women and girls around the world. What could be better?