Jamba Juice announced that through its "Team Up for a Healthy America" campaign and associated fan pledges, they have been able to support DonorsChoose.org in providing much needed play and exercise equipment to help get kids active in schools across America.
Jamba's "Team Up" program was launched in 2011 in an effort to engage millions of individuals in healthy activities while providing funding for sports equipment through individual requests from teachers at schools around the country. For each healthy activity that an individual pledged to do via the "Team Up" program, Jamba made a $1 donations towards the purchase of athletic equipment through DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that provides students with the tools and experiences needed to help ensure that they receive an excellent education.
As a result of fan pledges received through the "Team Up" site, Jamba Juice and its partners in the campaign were able to provide support for eleven classroom projects, reaching more than 500 students. Projects funded for teachers across the country are keeping students active with new playground equipment, including basketball and flag football equipment, sports balls, and jump ropes.
Jamba plans to continue to make periodic donations to support projects listed on the DonorsChoose.org website based on pledge count increases.
Everyone who pledges has an opportunity to earn the title of Ambassador of Fitness and win fun prizes. Pledges include fun and simple activities such as shooting hoops with friends, eating more organic foods, running in place, snacking on fruit or vegetables, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.