Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Donates for the Troops

Soldiers' Angels to Distribute "Coffee from Home"

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Customers can write messages of support for the troops on the bag.

This is such a wonderful program

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2008

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, America's oldest and largest privately-held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores, is teaming up with Soldiers' Angels to provide gourmet coffee and tea to America's deployed service members.

The "Support from Home" campaign began July 1 and will continue through August 31. During this time, customers at all Arizona and California locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® have been invited to support the troops by purchasing a bag of coffee, a tin of tea or retail merchandise for donation at a 10% discount. These donated items are then distributed to deployed military personnel through the Soldiers' Angels troop support organization.

As part of the campaign, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will also sell "Support from Home," a limited-edition blend of coffee designed with a special black label that allows donors to write a personalized message to the troops. Besides working with Soldiers' Angels to distribute customer donations, the company will give a percentage of proceeds from the "Support from Home" blend to Fisher House, the non-profit "home away from home" for families of veterans and military personnel receiving medical treatment. The campaign has raised 7,000 bags of coffee so far.

"We are thrilled to work with these local groups to host the 'Support from Home' campaign," says Scott Nicholson, Director of Operation Services, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. "We're extremely honored to be able to support our community members who are active military personnel. This simple gesture will mean a lot to homesick troops hungry to receive care packages from caring members of their own community."

Soldiers' Angels founder Patti Patton-Bader is extremely grateful for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's® efforts. "This is such a wonderful program," she says. It's a tremendous way to get the community involved in supporting the troops and making sure our heroes know they are remembered."

For more information about the "Coffee for the Troops" campaign or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, please contact Formula at (310) 578-7050 or email casey@formulapr.com.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®:
Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States. With a reputation for excellence, the company is a leader in product innovations, having developed The Original Ice Blended® beverage. Providing the highest quality coffees and teas for forty four years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® currently has more than 650 stores, 289 of which are company owned and 363 are franchised. These stores blanket the world in markets such as California, Arizona, Nevada, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Indonesia, UAE, Israel, Australia, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, and the Philippines and continue to expand both domestically and internationally. For address, store information and hours, visit http://www.coffeebean.com.

About Soldiers' Angels:
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and their families. For more information, see http://www.soldiersangels.org or call 626-529-5114.

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