Community Spotlight for November: New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth meet youth where they are and help them get where they want to go! Join us to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Novembers’ arrival in the Northwest marks the time when we begin to prepare for the winter months, the holidays to come, and focus to get ourselves to the end of the year.

We picked Apple Pie to be our Tea of the Month to celebrate the harvesting season of apples, and all the treats we create in the kitchen during the month of November. Along with Apple Pie tea, we have picked the 20-year-old program, New Avenues for Youth to be our program this month.

New Avenues for Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. This program has serviced more than 20,000 young people. We will talk more about this program during the month but you can check them out at

In November 2020, your purchase of Apple Pie tea will directly help these youngsters.

So here’s the deal…

The shelters and drop in centers for support are running at half capacity because of COVID regulations. There will be more kids out in the cold and they will need your help! We have established 10 donation sites around Portland and we are asking for help to keep these kids warm.

We are looking for items such as socks, gloves, hats, large coats, sweatshirts for layering and basic hygiene products including feminine products.

Along with accepting donations at Cup of Tea, here’s a list of other donation sites.

At Cup of Tea we believe in the growth of our local community.  Each month we donate 10% of the loose leaf sales of the selected Tea of the Month to a special organization.

This month’s tea is Apple Pie. Try it in our store or buy some online today.

It’s dessert in your cup. Simply said, it’s Mom’s classic…Apple, cinnamon, and spice.

Ingredients: Rooibos, pineapple,papaya, apple, orange peels, cinnamon, rose buds, rose petals

New Avenues for Youth Donations sites

Cup of Tea
10117 SE Sunnyside Rd Suit J Clackamas

Ceramic Cafe – two locations
12056 SE Sunnyside Rd Clackamas (503) 698-5411
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton (503)747-7278

Clackamas Smiles
10001 SE Sunnyside Rd Suite 250 Clackamas (503) 786-3000

Global Minerals
8145 SE 82nd Ave Portland (503) 901-8820

11211 SE 82nd Ave Suite K Happy Valley (503) 575-9845

Refugee Coffee House
9217 SE Foster Rd Portland (503) 477-7048

Rose City Coffee
3370 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland (503) 400-4277

Shampooch Dog Wash
11517 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas (503) 855-4110

Sloan’s Home Solutions
Call to make advance arrangements (503) 987-1387

Venvino Art Studio
13329 SE Misty Dr Happy Valley (503) 342-8644

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About Us

Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.