October 16, 2017 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, KS - Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, is hosting their second donation day for The Victory Project, an initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer. On Thursday, October 19, all Kansas City area Scooter’s Coffee locations will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the foundation to help further its mission.
This donation day is the second event in a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee will not only raise money for The Victory Project but also help raise awareness for the program.
“Providing support and resources to families during a time when they have a child facing a cancer battle is our goal,” said Brandi Thomas, Executive Director of The Victory Project. “With the support of a dedicated partner like Scooter’s Coffee, we have the amazing opportunity to increase awareness and funding to further our mission, and make it a reality. These families deserve all we are able to give them, and we are so thankful that the great people at Scooter’s Coffee have committed to helping us deepen our impact.”
The first donation day, hosted on September 18, raised nearly $5,000 for The Victory Project.
“The opportunity to partner with a quality foundation like The Victory Project just made sense for myself and the brand. We see this as a great way to reach out to those in our community who are battling the difficult circumstance of childhood cancer. We want them to know that we care and we are supporting them during a difficult time in their life,” stated Tracy Bouwens, one of the owners of Freedom Enterprises, which owns many Kansas City locations. “Most of us have been touched or affected by the struggles and heartache of cancer, whether it's personally, a family member or a close friend. My mother-in-law passed away at the age of 45 from cancer. That was tough, to say the least. But when cancer affects a child, it is absolutely heart-wrenching.”
One of The Victory Project’s special initiatives is Sporting Wishes, which identifies children who receive a secondary cancer diagnosis or relapse and then grants them a wish.
“The fact that The Victory Project has identified a way to create happiness for these kids, even for just a day, truly touches our hearts, and we couldn’t be more honored to help make Sporting Wishes come true!” stated Bouwens.
Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 15 states, and has 144 franchisee commitments to build new stores. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened additional locations in San Antonio, Texas and Sacramento, California. Other expanding markets include Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features signature drink, the Caramelicious?. Scooter’s roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation.
This is the second of many #CoffeeKicksCancer days throughout the duration of Sporting KC’s season. In addition, Scooter’s Coffee plans to host a Day of Giving for all new locations in the Kansas City area in which 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Victory Project.
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In nearly two decades of business, Scooter's Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter's Coffee brand promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: "Amazing People, Amazing Drinks...Amazingly Fast!”™ It represents the company's business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
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