October 25, 2010–PHILADELPHIA–Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBS SEPA), in partnership with Saxbys Coffee, has announced a campaign to raise money through the sale of GIVE Water in Saxbys locations across the country. BBBS, one of our nation’s largest and most experienced youth mentoring organizations, was chosen as the exclusive charity to receive 10 cents for every blue bottle of GIVE Water Saxbys. The campaign begins Monday October 25th at 11:30am with a kick-off event at Saxbys Coffee in Liberty Place at 16th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, PA.
Saxbys Coffee’s CEO, Nick Bayer, is currently a volunteer mentor (“Big Brother”) with BBBS SEPA.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is an incredible organization that I have had the pleasure of working with for seven years in the form of a Big Brother. I believe personally and deeply in the Agency’s cause and have seen the positive effects on the youth of America first hand. We are committed to help fundraise and increase awareness towards recruitment of additional Big Brothers and Sisters,” explained Bayer.
Following the kick-off in Philadelphia, the campaign will roll out to other Saxbys Coffee locations, including those in Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Ohio, where local shops will partner with the BBBS agency in their region.
“We are excited to launch this long-term fundraising campaign here in Philadelphia,” said Marlene L. Olshan, CEO of BBBS SEPA. “Volunteers like Nick, who understand our need for both mentors and funding, are an enormous asset to BBBS and our community.”
bout Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA enriches, encourages and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, one-to-one mentoring relationships. In Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA changes the lives of more than 4,000 children annually. Individual donations and other funding help to support the children and volunteers in our program. To learn more, visit bbbssepa.org.
About Saxbys Coffee
Since 2005, Saxbys Coffee has strategically grown through the simple ambition of bringing the gourmet coffee experience to neighborhoods across the country. As a franchise business, Saxbys is able to customize each shop to cater to local tastes, preferences, and events to mirror the uniqueness of each community it serves. By purchasing the top 3% of Arabica coffee grown around the world, roasting it to a smooth taste profile at its Philadelphia roasting facility and delivering uncompromising customer service throughout all 40 retail units, the Saxbys experience has something for everyone. Whether choosing from hundreds of gourmet espresso beverages, a signature Frolatte®, premium loose leaf teas, smoothies, Saxbys Fro-Yo! or locally baked pastries, Saxbys Coffee stands firmly behind its promise to continuously offer better taste and more variety. For more information about Saxbys Coffee please visit us in our shops or online at www.saxbyscoffee.com.
About GIVE Water
Ben Lewis, the founder of GIVE Water, wanted to create a movement where people would be able to give back to their local community without changing their everyday routines. This can be as simple as buying a bottle of water. For every bottle of GIVE Water that is purchased 10 cents is given to a local charity. Each bottle of water, depending on which color, gives to another type of organization including blue for children in need, green for the environment, pink for women with breast cancer, and orange for the fight against muscular disorders. Customers can go online to nominate the charity of their choice or see which charities are being featured in their local area.