BATON ROUGE, LA — Community Coffee Company is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Community Cash for Schools® program. For 25 years, students, parents, teachers, restaurants, offices, churches and other businesses have helped to raise money for schools participating in the Cash for Schools program by collecting UPC labels from Community® branded products.
Through the years, the program has led to more than $4 million in donations from Community Coffee Company to more than 900 schools in 9 states. These schools have used the money for new computers, playgrounds, teaching resources and other improvements as they see fit.
"Community Cash for Schools is a shining example of our continuing commitment to the local communities where we do business," stated David Belanger, president and CEO of Community Coffee Company. "It has been a very successful partnership between Community® coffee and participating schools, and 25 years later it¹s still going strong. This is definitely something worth celebrating."
In appreciation to its customers for their help in achieving this milestone, Community Coffee Company is sponsoring a Sweepstakes for customers to be able to collect more UPC labels for the Community Cash for Schools® program and have a chance to win prizes. Specially marked 16 oz. packages of Community® coffee will contain two bonus UPC labels, allowing more money to be earned for schools. Also, inside these specially marked packages is a chance to instantly win one of three Mercedes-Benz C250 sedans from Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge.
"Community Cash for Schools has made a huge impact on our local schools and communities," said Nick Pentas, Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge general manager and co-owner. "We¹re excited to be a part of honoring this tradition."
The specially marked packages of Community® coffee are on shelves now in grocery stores throughout south Louisiana.
About Community Coffee Company
Community Coffee Company has sold premium quality coffee since Henry Norman "Cap" Saurage began serving coffee out of his country store in 1919. Cap named his coffee, Community®, in honor of his community of friends. Today, the company has grown to become the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels, and many of the best restaurants throughout the Southeast, and is available worldwide through www.communitycoffee.com.