Peet’s Coffee Supports Los Angeles Unified Employees With Free Beverage to Start the New School Year (08-17-20)
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Shannon Haber, 213-393-1289 August 17, 2020
Peet’s Coffee Supports Los Angeles Unified Employees With Free Beverage to Start the New School Year
LOS ANGELES (August 17, 2020) – The first week of school is always a long one for all who work in schools. Peet’s Coffee is helping to get the week off to a good start with a free drink on Tuesday for any employee of Los Angeles Unified at any of the company’s 13 Los Angeles locations.
Shira Goldman, the parent of a sixth-grader, wrote to Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner with thanks for the summer Fender Guitar music program and wanted to find a way to help. She reached out to Peet’s Coffee.
“This is a great example of our parents and community working with Los Angeles Unified to support our employees,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “I am grateful to Peet’s Coffee for their generosity and parent Shira Goldman for her efforts on behalf of all who work in our schools.”
Teachers, other school-site staff and all employees can receive a free beverage of their choice anytime during the day by showing their district or school ID.
“Teachers have helped keep our schools running during such crazy times,” Peet’s Greater Los Angeles District Manager Bernie DeChellis said. “They have quickly adapted and helped thousands of children around Los Angeles move to learning online. This has taken so many extra hours, and a huge effort on their part. Peet’s is excited to offer our support to the Los Angeles Unified family as a way to show our appreciation to our educators and all of those who support them through these unprecedented times.”
“I am a big fan of Los Angeles Unified,” Ms. Goldman said. “I am excited to be involved in helping our community do what they can to appreciate the teachers and employees who work so hard for all of our kids.”