On Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am-9:00pm, 50 percent of all smoothie sales at Juiceblendz Café (1200 W Covell, Edmond) will be donated back to specific school sites within the Edmond Public School district.
Led by The Transformation Agency and Juiceblendz Café, the effort is designed
as a transformational way for schools to raise money through an innovative public-private partnership.
Participating Edmond schools will be given tools to promote the event. Everyone who shares or receives the message with these tools can receive a free 24-ounce Juiceblendz power smoothie on any day but April 27th. Members of the general public who visit Juiceblendz on April 27 can also designate a school of choice
to benefit from their purchase.
“We see this as a way to use our resources to their greatest abilities to help our kids
and our community,” says Ashley Hughes, Juiceblendz Café owner. “For the entire day, we will donate 50 percent of smoothie sales when customers tell us which school they want to support. The schools get everything they raise and we’re giving the school that raises the most money a matching check, up to $100,000. Plus, we’re offering a free smoothie to everyone who helps us get the word out using our special social media tools.”
The event will feature local TV personalities and others as “guest blenders,” including KOCO’s Jessica Schambach and Naveen Dhaliwal, KFOR’s Emily Sutton and Joleen Chaney, MetroFamily’s publisher Sarah Taylor, Natural Awakenings’ publisher Tina Hilbert and Rumble the Bison from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“MetroFamily is thrilled to be part of this initial fundraising partnership,” says Taylor.
“We look forward to the success that this event will bring and being able to replicate it for other school districts and organizations.”
For more information on the event or the free smoothie offer, visit www.helpedmondschools.com.