Every year since 1989, Community Coffee Company’s customers have helped raise money through the Community Cash for Schools® Program for participating schools across the Gulf Coast.  In March and April, those schools will be receiving their Cash for Schools checks from the company.


Every year since 1989, Community Coffee Company’s customers have helped raise money through the Community Cash for Schools® Program for participating schools across the Gulf Coast.  In March and April, those schools will be receiving their Cash for Schools checks from the company.

Schools were encouraged to register early this year, which is the 22nd year of the program.  Those schools that registered by November 1 were automatically entered into a “Sign Up and Power Up” random drawing for five Dell gift cards, ranging in value from $1,500 to $10,000. The five winning schools each received a Dell gift card, in addition to the money they will receive soon for the UPC labels they turned in.

“Our Community Cash for Schools program continues to be an effective way that neighborhoods can raise money for their local schools,” said fourth generation family member and Community Coffee Company president, Matt Saurage.

Schools collect Community Brand product UPC labels from students, parents and teachers, as well as local restaurants, offices, churches and other businesses. Schools in South Louisiana can also collect points through the use of loyalty cards at CC’s Community Coffee House® locations. Last year, participating schools collected more than 3 million UPCs in exchange for cash donations. The money can be used in any way the school sees fit, such as:  technology, instructional resources, professional development for teachers, summer programs, field trips, playground equipment or facilities improvements.

Schools must register for the program each year. They can sign up and get information, clip art, ideas for communicating with parents, and other resources on Community’s website at www.CommunityCoffee.com/CashforSchools. Cash for Schools checks are awarded to schools in the spring.

Community Coffee Company has sold the finest fresh-roasted premium coffee in Louisiana since Henry Norman “Cap” Saurage began selling coffee out of his country store in 1919. Today, Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels and many of the best restaurants throughout the South. It is also served daily at CC’s Community Coffee House® locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans, and is available worldwide through CommunityCoffee.com. Community Coffee Company is the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.