BIGGBY® COFFEE Raises $25,000 to help STOMP Out Bullying Brew Change and Make Bullying History


East Lansing, MI, November 6, 2019–As the month of October, and National Bullying Prevention Month, come to a close, BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to wrap up their partnership with STOMP Out Bullying™ and thank all of their customers that allowed BIGGBY® COFFEE to collect over $25,000 in donations for the national anti-bullying organization.

 

As community members banned together October 7–20 to round up their change at BIGGBY® COFFEE registers across the nation, BIGGBY® COFFEE and STOMP Out Bullying are proud to thank each and every community member that took the time to donate and create a voice for those that may be fearful of using their own voice.

 

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the culture for all students by reducing and preventing bullying and cyberbullying; educating against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, and racism; providing practical solutions on how to respond to bullying; and helping those at risk of suicide through their HelpChat Line. With celebrity public service announcements and their long-standing #BlueUp campaign, STOMP Out Bullying has become known throughout the nation and world for their efforts to bring attention to and end bullying.

 

In a world where bullying and cyberbullying are becoming more and more prevalent, BIGGBY® COFFEE is honored to work with an organization like STOMP Out Bullying, who hold the same belief as BIGGBY® COFFEE that everyone should feel valued, loved, important, and heard.

 

BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to see so many funds going to the organization and looks forward to continuing to support STOMP Out Bullying.

 

“We are so tremendously grateful for the support from BIGGBY®. We have always been an organization dedicated to spreading kindness and preventing bullying and cyberbullying and we are tremendously grateful for the support from BIGGBY®.  This donation helps us to keep funding our programs to make bullying history,” said Ross Ellis, CEO, from STOMP Out Bulling.

Although the donation period is over, BIGGBY® COFFEE customers can continue to brew change with STOMP Out Bullying. For more information visit https://stompoutbullying.org/.

 

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BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customers’ day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has more than 230 cafes across 9 states and counting including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 Area Representatives in 6 states.

 

For franchise opportunities with BIGGBY® COFFEE, contact franchiseinfo@biggby.com.

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Nicholle Robertson at 517-294-3487 or email at press@biggby.com.

 

About STOMP Out Bullying™
Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.