HAPPENING TODAY: 'Buck for Kids' at Dutch Bros

Posted at 5:26 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 07:26:38-04

TREASURE VALLEY — Boise is celebrating National Coffee Day a few days early with the company’s annual Buck for Kids event. On Friday, Sept. 27, all Dutch Bros Boise locations will donate $1 from every drink sold to Idaho STEM Action Center. The center engineers innovative STEM opportunities for educators, students, communities and industry to build a competitive workforce and economy.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend our energy and resources than to help support the kids in our communities,” said Travis Boersma, CEO and co-founder of Dutch Bros Coffee. “Each year, our customers show up and make a huge impact. Together, we’re doing amazing things — it’s truly inspiring.”

Dutch Bros held its first Buck for Kids day in 2006. Since then, Buck for Kids has raised more than $2.1 million to support kids and the programs that serve them. This year, with more than 350 locations participating, Dutch Bros hopes to bring the grand total to more than $2.5 million.

“It’s important as humans, it’s important to give back, but also in our local community, children especially are the pillars of the future of this community and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to have a bright future," said Shayna Randall, an employee at Dutch Bros.

Dutch Bros is committed to supporting programs and projects that impact the day-to-day lives of children. Buck for Kids gives local operators the opportunity to direct funds to youth organizations that speak to the needs of their specific communities.