Lift the Spirit with DEMDACO

At DEMDACO, we strive to “Lift the Spirit” in times of celebration, when comfort is needed or just to put a smile on someone’s face. We believe every product creates a conversation, and that’s how we hope to participate in the meaningful moments of people’s lives. We don’t create these moments, but we aspire to make them a little better for you.

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Cultivate Inc.: Bridging Gaps and Providing Opportunity

At DEMDACO, our mission is to strive to Lift the Spirit. We’re always looking for other companies and organizations with a similar mission. One of those organizations is Cultivate Inc. in Johnson County, Kansas. Cultivate works with the Adult Residential Center in the Johnson County, Kansas Correctional Facility to train people with marketable job skills when they are released.

Cultivate Inc. focuses on developing and protecting human dignity. “We are passionate about providing for our community. In partnership with county and state agencies, we help facilitate life stabilizing skills for gainful employment, job retention and family cohesion.”

One of their training programs is a certified welding class. Check out the video below.

Thank you Cultivate Inc. for the great work you’re doing in our communities.

Messenger Coffee: Delivering Quality

At DEMDACO, our mission is to strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other, and in our communities. We’re always looking for other companies and organizations who share a similar view of business. Messenger Coffee Company in Kansas City is one of those companies. Their whole approach to business, coffee in particular, is to shine a light and lift up those involved in the process of bringing quality coffee to customers. They don’t believe they’re responsible for the quality of their coffee; it’s their responsibility to deliver the quality. Or rather, they’re the Messenger who delivers the quality.

Here’s how they explain their role.

The production of great coffee starts long before it gets into our hands. Our approach to sourcing is a part of the core philosophy of our company. We search for different varieties and processing techniques that impact the coffee’s flavor and allow these natural variables to change the cup profile. This gives our customers a complete look into the incredible flavors that are, by nature, coffee.

Because of Messenger’s similar view of business, we have chosen them to be one of our allied partners in DEMDACO’s new retail store which is opening in spring 2020. Our store will be located in The Legends shopping district in Kansas City, Kansas. The customer experience will be uniquely DEMDACO in that it will strive to Lift the Spirit of those who visit. There will also be a café in our store which will feature Messenger coffee and baked goods from Ibis Bakery. We’re grateful for companies like Messenger who understand the responsibility of business goes beyond a financial bottom line; that business is first and foremost a human endeavor.

Messenger works to build a business around that human connection.

Practicing Generosity


DEMDACO is always looking for other companies and organizations who are working to make their communities better. In Kansas City, Crema is one of those companies.

Crema is a digital product agency that designs and builds web and mobile applications for disruptive companies and industry leaders.  They would say that they help companies get unstuck, and move them forward with creativity and technology.

One of their company values is generosity.

We sat down with Mandy, an Application Developer at Crema, to hear how she describes this practice.

Lifting the Spirit Through Literacy

“Third grade marks the transition from learning to read to reading to learn.” – Andrea Stevenson

Gallatin Valley YMCA: Bozeman, MT

DEMDACO’s mission is to strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other, and in our communities. It’s why we view business primarily as a human endeavor–not simply a financial one.

The Gallatin Valley YMCA in Bozeman, MT has been one of DEMDACO’s community partners for several years. Andrea Stevenson is the CEO. Her husband Kern works in Product Development at DEMDACO.

For the past four years at the Gallatin Valley YMCA their Y-Achievers program has helped local children increase their literacy skills. Every summer they’ve been able to measure and see the results of their work. Andrea said, “Every year, we’ve seen incredible progress in literacy between our pre-tests and post-tests. The average gain in the summer is one to three months of progress in six weeks.”

Learning to read, and read well, is one of the key skills needed to succeed in life. DEMDACO is grateful to be a part of the great work the Gallatin Valley YMCA is doing in their community to lift the spirits of children.

CLICK HERE to learn more about their literacy program and the many other ways they’re helping make their community a better place.