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Community Coffee’s Community Cash for Schools® Program Celebrates 28 Years

Apr 07, 2017
Baton Rouge, La – This year, almost 800 schools participated in the Community Cash for Schools® program, earning over $321,000 from Proof of Purchase collection. 

“We are happy to see so many schools in our local community utilize this program to advance the education of our students,” Jodi Conachen, Community Coffee General Manager of Communications.

Now in its 28th year, the Community Cash for Schools® program has helped schools across the region earn millions of dollars by collecting Proofs of Purchase from Community® brand products, including coffee and tea products.

The program is open to local public and private schools from Pre-K through 12th grade. Schools allocate the money earned toward initiatives and projects such as new computers, textbooks, equipment, whiteboards, and other educational necessities.

"It's heartwarming to see so many schools and educators involved in this program to further educate and support the next generation," Janet Lathrop, H. Norman Saurage III Service Award recipient. "These funds help support children and give them access to materials and resources they might not have had."

“It’s inspiring to see entire communities come together to collect these Proofs of Purchase to support their local schools,” Joni Smith, 2017 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year. “It truly takes a village to ensure that our children are well equipped to tackle the future.”

For more information on the Community Cash for Schools® program, go to

About Community Cash for Schools® Program

The Community Cash For Schools® program supports participating schools that collect Proofs of Purchase from Community® products. These product Proofs of Purchase can be redeemed for cash that each school can spend at its discretion. There are no stipulations on how the money is spent. Schools can choose to allocate the money toward new textbooks, computers or even events. This program is entering its 28th year and to date it has helped participating schools generate over $6.5 million!

About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


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