Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Donates More Than $1M To Camp Sunshine In 2019
Leading fast-casual cafe presents fundraising check to Maine-based nonprofit
August 08, 2019 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles, announced today that they raised more than $1.14 million for Camp Sunshine in their 12th year of partnership, the most in their annual eight-week fundraising period.
Camp Sunshine, in Casco, Maine, is an organization that provides retreats for children with life threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge. Since 2008, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has raised more than $7.4 million for the non-profit and helped more than 3,000 families attend camp. Contributions from this year's Tropical Smoothie Cafe fundraising campaign will be used to sponsor 200 families’ attendance to Camp Sunshine, provide travel assistance and support continued outreach and expansion.
“It never ceases to amaze me how our franchisees, customers, and employees come together to contribute to Camp Sunshine in such a meaningful way,” said Charles Watson, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “I’m proud that we can support Camp Sunshine’s mission to provide a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”
Watson presented a check to Camp Sunshine on Lake Sebago in Casco, Maine on Aug. 5, 2019. The check presentation is a culmination of an eight week campaign from May through June 2019, where Tropical Smoothie Cafes across the country encouraged guests to help children and families in need by donating to Camp Sunshine.
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About Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles across the country, with more than 775 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and quesadillas. Upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand's focus on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including rankings in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report and Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2019, as well as Nation's Restaurant News' Fastest Growing Chains in 2019.
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