AriZona Beverages Launches New Kid Sized Iced Tea Donating 5 Percent of Net Sales to Operation Smile

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Lake Success, NY – Pledging continued support to the smiles of children worldwide, Arizona Beverages has introduced the new AriZona Kidz teas. For every six-pack purchased of the 10-ounce version of AriZona’s best selling lemon iced tea the company will donate five percent of net sales to Operation Smile; a non-profit organization that works globally to help children born with facial deformities.



Each kid-friendly bottle includes information about Operation Smile on the package and also features a soccer ball, a basketball, or a baseball shape incorporated into the design to encourage children to smile. For over 27 years, Operation Smile has sent medical volunteers across the globe to perform free procedures for kids afflicted with cleft lip and cleft palate. Since that time, the organization has provided life-changing surgeries for more than 130,000 children and young adults.



“While attending an Operation Smile mission in South America, I was able to see first-hand how Operation Smile is able to save children’s lives by giving them a brighter future,” said Wesley Vultaggio, Creative Director at AriZona Beverages. “By carrying on in our partnership with Operation Smile we hope to continue to bring awareness to all of their positive work and help even more children in need.”



Like other AriZona beverages, this lemon-flavored iced tea contains no preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors and uses pure cane sugar as a sweetener. Additionally, each bottle of this new product contains 100% of the suggested daily intake of Vitamin C and only 60 calories per serving.



“AriZona Beverages is a deeply valued partner in supporting our mission to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe,” said Kristie Magee Porcaro, Vice President, US Development and Global Partnerships at Operation Smile. “Over 1,000 children have received new smiles and new lives as a result of AriZona’s continued generosity.”



The AriZona Kidz will be available in the northeast this summer and rolled out nationally thereafter. The suggested retail value is $2.99 per six-pack. In order to protect the natural antioxidants and flavor of the tea from light and oxygen deterioration, each individual beverage is packaged in an amber PET plastic bottle with an oxygen barrier.



Adults and kids alike are encouraged to recycle after use. For more information on this or other AriZona beverages, please visit www.drinkarizona.com.

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About AriZona

Ferolito, Vultaggio, & Sons (AriZona Beverages) was founded in 1971 by Don Vultaggio and John Ferolito and to this day remains a privately held and family-run American business. AriZona Beverage Company-makers of AriZona Iced Tea, flavored waters, juices, coffees, energy drinks and powdered tea mixes-is the leader in hot-filled beverages for the United States. AriZona’s mission is to create great looking products of the highest quality that people will like and can afford to buy. For more information, visit www.drinkarizona.com.



About Operation Smile

Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 130,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in 51 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. To learn more about Operation Smile, or to make a donation, visit www.operationsmile.org