Dutch Bros. Coffee and Customers Raise Over $226,000 for Children

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Dutch Bros. Coffee and customers banded together on December 6 to raise over $226,000 for children's organizations in the communities they serve.

Buck for Kids - Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

We're thankful for all the organizations that support children and we are blessed to be able to support their work.

On December 5, Dutch Bros. Coffee and customers banded together to raise $226,278 for children on the company’s annual Buck for Kids Day.

“We rocked it,” said Dutch Bros. Co-Founder Travis Boersma. “Anytime we can work with our customers to invest in the amazing organizations in our communities that provide support and opportunities for children, we are truly blessed.”

SMART is grateful to Dutch Bros. for this incredibly generous donation through its Bucks for Kids day. The event raised enough for SMART in the Portland Metro Area, to provide our reading support program for 11 local kids for one year, or 1,352 books for kids to take home and keep,” said Chris Otis, Executive Director, SMART. “Thank you to Dutch Bros. for supporting SMART and many worthy nonprofits – it is supportive partners like these who help our communities thrive.”

To raise funds, all 233 locations donated proceeds from that day to children’s causes selected by local owner-operators. Organizations supported ranged from regional Boys & Girls Clubs, to CASA programs to Christmas toy collection programs. Customers came out at all stands to support children's organizations in their communities.

"We're thrilled to be the recipient of this year's Bucks-for-Kids day. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Oregon will use the funds raised to recruit, train and support community volunteers who become the voice for children in foster care in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties," said CASA, Executive Director, Pam Fortier.

“The Dutch Bros. 'Buck for Kids' event is a great way to get our entire community excited about giving back,” said Kaitie Swengel, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Communications and Event Manger. “We can’t think of a better way for people to use a small gesture to make a big impact!”

“We want to see all children have love and encouragement to grow and learn,” said Travis. “Thank you to everyone who came out to support these organizations and children.”

Dutch Bros. Coffee supports many organizations through three company-wide give back days each year.

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About Dutch Bros. Coffee
Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with over 230 locations and over 2,000 employees in seven states.

Serving specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas and a private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink, Dutch Bros. is known for a special focus on its communities and customers.

Dutch Bros. Coffee was ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 and 2013 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Reports.

The company and its local owner-operators donate over $1 million annually in an effort to achieve their goal of, “Love all, Serve all.”

Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore., and was founded in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers of Dutch descent. To learn more about Dutch Bros., visit http://www.dutchbros.com.

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