Dutch Bros Coffee is known for its flavored drinks, its upbeat baristas and its commitment to giving back to the community. This summer, Dutch Bros Phoenix found a new way to contribute, partnering with nonprofits across the city to volunteer more than 2,275 hours of community service.
“The group of Dutch Bros employees who have volunteered with us are just awesome, they are fun and get the job done,” said Sherie Siegel volunteer coordinator for Arizona Helping Hands. “We are super excited about our relationship with Dutch Bros.”
Arizona Helping Hands is just one of the nonprofits that benefitted when Dutch Bros Phoenix challenged employees to #BlessPHX by volunteering 10 hours in the community. The organization works to provide essential needs to foster children throughout the state. This year alone, it’s provided 5,000 backpacks full of school supplies and 3,338 new beds to Arizona foster children.
More than 50 baristas partnered with the Arizona Helping Hands clothing drive to help foster families in finding new clothing for the school year.
“I loved helping the foster families at the clothing drive because they were so excited to be there and to get new clothes,” said Julia Han, barista at Dutch Bros Phoenix. “Volunteering in the community allowed us to bring the Dutch Luv outside the stand.”
Other nonprofits involved in #BlessPHX include Feed My Starving Children, which is dedicated to fighting food insecurity in America, and Ben’s Bells, which works to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life.
Volunteering in the community is something Dutch Bros values as a part of its culture.
“I love that we take the teamwork that we have inside the store and use it outside the store,” said Alyssa Austin barista at Dutch Bros Phoenix. “We get to use it for something bigger than us.”
#BlessPHX ended in September, but the desire to reach out and serve the community isn’t over.
The baristas and leadership are all excited for the service opportunities they will be a part of throughout the year and during next year’s Bless Phoenix challenge.