At Jamba Juice, nothing feels quite as good as helping out the community. That's why the Company has announced that it is making support for schools and community organizations easy, fun and healthy by launching Sip to Support—a 10% give back swipe card fundraising program—as part of Jamba's commitment to building healthy communities.
Jamba healthy communities priorities focus on supporting education, wellness, nutrition and fitness by inspiring healthier schools, neighborhoods and activities; and demonstrate the Company's commitment to taking the spirit of feeling good and turning it into something meaningful where it matters most and can have the greatest impact for good.
"This is an exciting program and an important part of Jamba's larger commitment to supporting healthier communities," said James D. White, chairman, president, and CEO, Jamba Juice Company. "Through our innovative giving back programs and push for more active lifestyles, coupled with our better-for-you portfolio of great tasting product offerings, Jamba Juice is providing our customers the ability to feel good about every purchase they make."
The Sip to Support program builds on Jamba's longtime commitment to supporting schools and community organizations that encourage health and wellness. Just in time for back to school fundraising drives, Sip to Support provides a year-round fundraising tool for schools and community organizations to raise valuable resources for their local priorities. When organizations sign up to participate in the program, Jamba issues them swipe cards, which they in-turn distribute to their supporters. Every time a supporter uses their swipe card for a Jamba Juice purchase, Jamba Juice gives 10% of the purchase back to the participating organization. The more supporters use the swipe cards, the more Jamba Juice donates back to the community.
Sip to Support program registration and information can be found on www.jambajuice.com.
"With the school year just beginning, this is the perfect time to launch this program," said Mr. White. "Sip to Support provides schools and other community organizations a fun, easy way to raise valuable funds for their programs."
During the past year, Jamba Juice has launched several Sip to Support programs that highlight its commitment to building healthy communities. These include developing strategic relationships with National PTA to support healthy schools, the National Gardening Association to support nutrition education, and the WNBA and Active.com to promote fitness and physical activity. A big fan of the Let's Move campaign, Jamba has sponsored "Jamba Jump Day(TM)" events across the country to help inspire people in a fun and exciting ways to get more active. At its inaugural "Jamba Jump Day" event earlier this year, the Company helped activate more than 88,000 children and adults to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people jumping or skipping rope at the same time. Through its School Lunch Program, Jamba is helping provide all-fruit smoothies to schools at reduced and fixed prices.
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc. (JMBA 1.82, +0.08, +4.60%) is a holding company and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE(R) stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and California Flatbreads(TM), and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of July 13, 2010, Jamba Juice had 743 locations consisting of 432 company-owned and operated stores and 311 franchise stores. For the nearest location or a complete menu visit the Jamba Juice website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).