Tropical Smoothie Café announced that they raised more than $1.14 million for Camp Sunshine in their 12th year of partnership, the most in their annual eight-week fundraising period.
Camp Sunshine, in Casco, Maine, is an organization that provides retreats for children with life threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge. Since 2008, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has raised more than $7.4 million for the non-profit and helped more than 3,000 families attend camp. Contributions from this year's Tropical Smoothie Cafe fundraising campaign will be used to sponsor 200 families’ attendance to Camp Sunshine, provide travel assistance and support continued outreach and expansion.
“It never ceases to amaze me how our franchisees, customers, and employees come together to contribute to Camp Sunshine in such a meaningful way,” says Charles Watson, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “I’m proud that we can support Camp Sunshine’s mission to provide a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”
Watson presented a check to Camp Sunshine on Lake Sebago in Casco, Maine on Aug. 5, 2019. The check presentation is a culmination of an eight-week campaign from May through June 2019, where Tropical Smoothie Cafes across the country encouraged guests to help children and families in need by donating to Camp Sunshine.