Community Coffee marks 35 years of its Cash for Schools programme

Community Coffee, a US family-owned retail coffee brand, recently concluded the company’s 35th year of the Community Cash for Schools programme. By bringing communities together and turning Community Coffee purchases into funds for local schools, the programme generated more than US$160,000 for hundreds of participating schools across Louisiana and Mississippi during the 2023–2024 school year.

“With a passion for education, our Cash for Schools programme is a time-honoured tradition we’ve celebrated for over three decades,” said Matt Saurage, fourth-generation Community Coffee owner and chairman of the board of directors. “With more than 400 schools participating this year, we helped bring joy to thousands of students, teachers and families across our home region.”

Since 1988, the Community Cash for Schools programme has helped public and private schools earn over $8.5 million by offering proofs of purchase on Community® products. With the help of parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends, participating schools collect and redeem proofs of purchase for cash, which can be used at their discretion. Schools can put the money toward resources including new textbooks, computers, playground equipment or events that benefit students.

This year’s total cash earned was up 15% over last year — indicating a strong uptick in Community Coffee’s impact on the region. The top-earning school, Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School in Lafayette, Louisiana, brought in over $5,000 to improve education for its students.

The Community Cash for Schools programme is open to all state-licensed schools from pre-K through 12th grade. To learn how to participate and for more information about the programme, visit Schools interested in participating can enroll online.

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