Are you looking for a way to kickstart the upcoming summer season and contribute to a great cause? You are in luck because Tropical Smoothie Cafe is hosting its 10th Anniversary of National Flip Flop Day, June 17th. The company will also run a charitable campaign benefitting Camp Sunshine from June 17–31, 2016. Camp Sunshine is a Maine-based organization devoted to providing an enriching and fun camp experience to children with life threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge. Tropical Smoothie Café started its annual National Flip Flop Day to solely support Camp Sunshine.
On June 17th, locations across the country will offer a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie (its signature strawberry and banana smoothie) to any guest visiting a café location while wearing flip flops between 2:00PM-7:00PM. During this one day, Tropical Smoothie Café will give away over 250,000 bananas and 63,000 pounds of strawberries. In addition, the company will give patrons an opportunity to donate to its annual campaign for Camp Sunshine and nominate eligible families to attend Camp Sunshine.
Jennie Hong, Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Strategy for Tropical Smoothie Café says National Flip Flop Day is the single most important day of the year to the company. “We’ve seen first-hand how much Camp Sunshine means to the kids and families who attend, and we want to provide that opportunity to as many people as possible,” Hong continued. The average cost to send a family to a one-week camp is $2500. The camp has provided free services to 47,000 families since 2006.
How To Support Camp Sunshine
- Drop by for a Jetty Punch smoothie free of charge and also make a charitable donation to the campaign in your local area. The are two locations in the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area including 3049 John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover and 1350 Inverness Corner South in Birmingham.
- Donate $1–$4 for paper flip flops (A paper flip flop sign that will hang in the restaurant, and can be customized with guests’ names.)
- $5 key fobs (provides 30% off Feel Goodz flip flops through an annual Flip Flop Key discount code to be used at feelgoodz.com – an all-natural flip flop company that is partnering with Tropical Smoothie Café for 2016.)
- $10 Tropical Smoothie Café National Flip Flop Day Mugs (A limited-edition re-usable mug, featuring artwork designed by a previous Camp Sunshine camper.)