“We’re amazed that the total of our donations to schools has surpassed $100,000 in just four years. And it’s because people in our communities believe in what we’re doing,” said Smart Cow Yogurt Bar founder and owner, Robyn Kuhlmann.
Castle Rock, CO; Arvada, CO; Menomonee Falls, WI; Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) July 23, 2015
It’s not often that small businesses can make such a big difference in the world of education. But for Smart Cow Yogurt Bar, a frozen yogurt shop with locations in Colorado and Wisconsin, improving education has been their goal since day one. Since opening in 2011, Smart Cow has regularly donated money to schools as part of their unique Grassroots Tuesdays program. To celebrate their recent milestone of $100,000 in donations, they’re giving away froyo at each of their yogurt bar locations on Saturday, August 15th.
Families and friends are invited to enjoy up to 6 ounces of free frozen yogurt on Saturday, August 15th at Smart Cow Yogurt Bar’s locations in Castle Rock, CO; Arvada, CO; Menomonee Falls, WI; and their two locations in Green Bay, WI.
Smart Cow Yogurt Bar’s owner, Robyn Kuhlmann, says she was inspired by Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes and the person behind the idea of One for One®, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased.
“I saw programs in my kids’ school being cut, and I realized, like TOMS, we could do something to help. Why not give a portion of our proceeds back to neighborhood schools?” Kuhlmann said. “We’re amazed that the total has surpassed $100,000 in just four years. And it’s because people in our communities believe in what we’re doing.”
Each Smart Cow shop regularly donates part of a whole day’s sales to a local school. “We want to help as many schools as we can, because we know they work hard to make ends meet,” said Kuhlmann. “Our donations are used for everything from new technology to textbooks, playground equipment and field trips.”
Kuhlmann says that through the program, she has forged a strong connection with the schools and communities that have received the donations. She believes that these connections -- and the brand loyalty earned through them -- have helped Smart Cow remain strong despite a surge in competition and new froyo shops in her markets.
Learn more about Smart Cow Yogurt Bar’s Grassroots Tuesdays donation program on their Why We Give page.
Visit Smart Cow Yogurt Bar’s locations page on their website for more information and directions to their five locations:
8770 Wadsworth, Arvada, CO 80003
36 East Allen Street, Castle Rock, CO 80108
2321 S. Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
2450 E. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
N91 W17271 Appleton Avenue #3, Menomonee Falls WI 53051
Smart Cow Yogurt Bar hopes to see the whole family on Saturday, August 15th for free froyo. Contact Robyn Kuhlmann for more information at (720) 308-1561 or robyn(at)smartcowyogurt(dot)com.