STOMP OUT BULLYING WITH BIGGBY COFFEE
BIGGBY® COFFEE Partners with STOMP Out Bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month
East Lansing, MI, October 3, 2019–At BIGGBY® COFFEE we believe that everyone deserves to feel loved—from the tips of their toes to the hair on their head. We believe that no one, young or old, deserves to be treated with anything other than love, compassion, and individuality. That’s why we’ve partnered with STOMP Out Bullying for the month of October, National Bullying Prevention Month, to bring awareness to the bullying epidemic and brew change within our communities to stomp out bullying.
As bullying becomes more prevalent in schools and online, 1 in 5 students report being bullied in any given schoolyear. Many of these children then face difficulties in school, sleeping at night, and suffer from anxiety and depression, according to the Center for Disease Control. We believe that each person should feel comfortable in their own skin no matter where they’re at. Throughout the month of October, we’re taking time to be the voice of those that may not have a voice themselves or don’t feel they’re being heard.
Starting October 7—World Day of Bullying Prevention—BIGGBY® COFFEE will be taking donations in locations nationwide to benefit STOMP Out Bullying, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the culture for all students by reducing and preventing bullying and cyberbullying; educating against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, and racism; providing practical solutions on how to respond to bullying; and helping those at risk of suicide through their HelpChat Line. With celebrity public service announcements and their long-standing #BlueUp campaign, STOMP Out Bullying has become known throughout the nation and world for their efforts to bring attention to and end bullying.
Help change the culture by rounding up your change at the register. Each donation made to STOMP Out Bullying between October 7 and October 20 at participating BIGGBY® COFFEE locations will be met with a $1 off coupon customers can redeem through November 3. These funds will then be used to educate the nation and beyond on bullying and help find a solution for bullying, raise awareness through mentor programs in schools, and social media campaigns all aimed at bringing an end to bullying.
Join BIGGBY® COFFEE and Stomp Out Bullying on October 7, World Day of Bullying Prevention and #BlueUp by wearing blue to bring awareness to the bullying epidemic, and stop in to your BIGGBY® COFFEE through October 20 and raise your lattes with us as we work together to bring awareness to and help find a solution for bullying.
BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customers’ day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has more than 230 cafes across 9 states and counting including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 Area Representatives in 6 states.
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