Cold Stone Creamery Announces Third Annual In-Store Fundraiser Benefiting Best Buddies International
One hundred percent of the proceeds from sticker sales will be donated to the organization
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Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) is happy to announce the return of its nationwide Best Buddies International® Fundraising Promotion during the month of August in honor of its continued partnership with the Best Buddies organization, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The mission of the in-store fundraiser is to raise money through the sale of specialty stickers featuring the Best Buddies logo, designed by renowned artist Keith Haring. He was an artist, philanthropist, and friend of Anthony K. Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International. Haring incorporated his incredible energy and vibrant style into the now iconic Best Buddies logo. Cold Stone Creamery is asking for a minimum $1 donation per sticker, with 100 percent of proceeds from the stickers being donated to Best Buddies International.
“We are always excited during this time of year as we have the opportunity to support our national philanthropy, Best Buddies, on an impactful and national scale,” said Kate Unger, senior vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands™, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery. “Cold Stone Creamery is eager to help raise money and support such an important organization for the third year in a row. We invite every customer of Cold Stone Creamery to share their support of friendship with the purchase of a Best Buddies sticker this August.”
About Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery® delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is owned by parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant concepts. The Cold Stone Creamery brand operates approximately 1,500 locations in over 28 countries.
About Best Buddies® International
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 2,300 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 1.2 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.