OMAHA, Neb., March 23, 2023 – Through the generosity of its customers, employees and franchisees, Scooter’s Coffee is proud to support the country’s largest youth mentoring organization through a $68,324 check donation. Scooter’s Coffee presented the donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America at its annual GROW Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on March 23, Scooter’s Coffee’s 25th Birthday.
In celebration of its 25th Birthday, Scooter’s Coffee partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to support its mission of helping young people realize their full potential through the power of mentorship. Big Brothers Big Sisters reaches youth in 5000+ communities nationwide through its network of over 230 local agencies.
During the week of February 26, customers had the opportunity to purchase a Scooter’s Coffee Birthday Cake Latte and Birthday Cake Bite – with a portion of proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. More than 68,800 birthday treats were purchased across Scooter’s footprint. The $68,324 donation will support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring efforts in hometowns where customers purchased a birthday treat or added a donation to their order.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Scooter’s Coffee and empower more young people nationwide to reach their full potential through transformative mentorship opportunities,” said Deborah Barge, Chief Development Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “This generous donation will build the impactful connections and communities that ignite the power and promise of youth.”
“Many of the friendly Scooter’s Coffee baristas are teenagers experiencing their first job,” said Scooter’s Coffee, LLC President Joe Thornton. “Our franchisees and store teams take great care to develop skills that will serve them well in life, so we are very passionate about supporting the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It helps youth in a myriad of ways, including instilling more confidence to help them thrive.”
About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee uses only the finest coffee beans in the world, which are roasted by its affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. 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 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
Scooter’s Coffee, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase nationwide, approaching 700 stores in 29 states. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion-a-year, recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation.
For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com, facebook.com/scooterscoffee, or ownascooters.com, or call 877-494-7004.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters' evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 230 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities across all 50 states. For more information, visit: http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org