Dutch Bros. Coffee in Kelso and Longview raised $3,270 for the Children’s Discovery Museum during National Coffee Day on Sept. 29.
Each year since 2006, Dutch Bros. has participated in the Buck for Kids (B4K) event, where they donate $1 from every drink sold to local children’s organizations. B4K is one of Dutch Bros. most popular companywide fundraisers, and has raised more than $2.1 million to date.
“The kids in our community are incredibly important to us,” said Travis Boersma, CEO and co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee in a prepared statement last week. “We are so grateful to our customers for coming out to support them on Buck for Kids day.”
Dutch Bros., the country’s largest privately held drive-thru coffee company, schedules B4K so it coincides with National Coffee Day as a way to “capture the enthusiasm around the commemoration of a nationwide favorite.”
The Dutch Bros. shops choose which local children’s organizations will receive the B4K donations. This year, the Kelso and Longview locations donated their B4K earnings to the Children’s Discovery Museum in Kelso. The museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, “provides kids and families with free admission to a fun, safe environment to learn, engage and play together,” according to its website.