Jamba Juice and DonorsChoose Get Kids Active Across America
Jamba’s “Team Up for a Healthy America” Campaign Donates Athletic Equipment To Over 500 Students Through DonorsChoose.org
EMERYVILLE, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE -Jul. 2, 2012 - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, today announced that through their “Team Up for a Healthy America™” campaign and associated fan pledges, they have been able to support DonorsChoose.org in providing much needed play and exercise equipment to help get kids active in schools across America.
Jamba’s “Team Up” program was launched in 2011 in an effort to engage millions of individuals in healthy activities while providing funding for sports equipment through individual requests from teachers at schools around the country. For each healthy activity that an individual pledged to do via the “Team Up” program, Jamba® made a $1 donation towards the purchase of athletic equipment through DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that provides students with the tools and experiences needed to help ensure they receive an excellent education.
As a result of fan pledges received through the “Team Up” site, Jamba Juice and their partners in the campaign, were able to provide support through DonorsChoose.org for eleven classroom projects, reaching more than 500 students. Projects funded for teachers across the country are keeping students active with new playground equipment, including basketball and flag football equipment, sports balls, and jump ropes. Individuals can read more about the current projects funded by visiting the DonorsChoose.org Jamba Juice Giving Page. Jamba plans to continue to make periodic donations to support projects listed on the DonorsChoose.org website based on pledge count increases.
People seeking ways to enhance their exercise and diet routines while supporting a worthy cause can log onto http://www.myhealthpledge.com and join a community of like-minded individuals committed to leading more healthful and active lifestyles. Everyone who pledges has an opportunity to earn the title of Ambassador of Fitness and win fun prizes. Pledges include fun and simple activities such as shooting hoops with friends, eating more organic foods, running in place, snacking on fruit or vegetables, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot coffee and teas, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and mini-wraps, California Flatbreads™, frozen yogurt, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. As of April 3, 2012, there were 769 Jamba Juice store locations globally. Jamba is a proud sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
Founded in 2000 by a social studies teacher in the Bronx, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and student thank-you letters. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. In the past ten years of operation, residents of 50 states and 10 countries have funded 280,000 student projects, channeling more than $117 million in resources to over 6.6 million students.
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