Jamba Juice to Award $10,250 in Gardening Grants to Local Phoenix Schools
Phoenix Jamba Juice® locations to offer free smoothies for students, teachers and administrators on August 19, in celebration of partnership with KidsGardening.org.
PHOENIX - August 08, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - To kick off back-to-school, Jamba Juice announced today that stores in the Phoenix market will be awarding 20 gardening grants to local schools both public and private serving grades PreK to 12. The leading health and wellness brand will award 19 grants in the amount of $500, and one grand-prize at $750.
In addition, each store in the Phoenix area participating in the Garden Grants will be hosting a Free Smoothie Giveaway for all students, teachers and administrators (ID required) on August 19th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The free smoothies day is designed provide nutritious options that inspire kids to make healthy choices and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Jamba Juice is awarding the grants through its partnership with KidsGardening.org, a leading nonprofit resource for garden-based education. Recipients of the grants are encouraged to promote nutrition education, incorporate fruit and vegetable related activities into the curriculum and sustain their gardens for years to come. Schools that wish to apply for the grants are required to reside in Phoenix and the greater Phoenix metro area, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 25th. The application can be found here.
Phoenix Area Jamba franchisees Panos Joulios, Scott Timmons and Prudence Swann have teamed up with KidsGardening.org to encourage students to be good stewards of the environment. Recipients are encouraged to put their winnings towards seeds, planter boxes, tools and information on gardening and healthy living. The official winners of the grants will be announced on September 2nd and will be presented to the winning schools on October 7th.
Jamba & KidsGardening.org have been partners since 2009 and by the close of 2016, Jamba Juice will have provided nearly 250 grants totaling $130,000 for schools and youth gardens. Jamba and the Phoenix franchise partners continue to be philanthropic leaders working with organizations including KidsGardening.org, DonorsChoose, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Toys for Tots all of which reinforce the Company’s commitment to building brand awareness of Jamba’s mission to promote nutrition and give back local communities.
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc., owns and franchises Jamba Juice® stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company. Jamba Juice Company 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, and a variety of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, Energy Bowls™, baked goods and snacks. As of March 29, 2016, there were 885 store locations globally. There were 68 Company-owned and operated stores and 752 Franchise-operated stores in the United States, and 65 Franchise-operated international stores. Jamba Juice Company expanded the Jamba® brand by direct selling of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) and licensing its trademarks. CPG products for at-home enjoyment are also available online, through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba® outlets in the United States.
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).
Beginning with 50 youth garden grants in 1982, KidsGardening.org reached an estimated 1.5 children and contributed close to $4.4 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives across the U.S. The national non-profit creates opportunities for kids to learn through the garden, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing inspiration, know-how, networking opportunities, and top-rated curriculum and educational resources. Believing that learning through gardening creates generations of kids connected to their food and community and engaged in nurturing a healthy planet,KidsGardening.org strives to make sure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow in a garden."
SOURCE Jamba, Inc.
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