Treasure Valley Human Bean Gives Back

For the third year in a row, Treasure Valley Human Bean locations raised funds and awareness.  They did so for a local and worthy children’s cause called the Jayden DeLuca Foundation!

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The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was established in 2008 in honor of Jayden Riley DeLuca.  Jayden passed away due to a cardiac condition when she was 2 1/2 years old. Her parents, Jeremy and Karalie Deluca, believe that Jayden made such a positive impact on the world.  The believe it is only fitting that The Jayden DeLuca Foundation do the same in her honor.

The foundation looks to promote awareness of cardiac diseases and also to aide in further scientific and medical research of pediatric heart conditions. They feel there needs to be more research and more time devoted to helping those who face this problem.

Sadly, the necessary technology that could have saved Jayden DeLuca didn’t exist when she needed it. Their hope is that soon, pediatric cardiac conditions will be completely manageable.  Or will be a thing of the past altogether.

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On Friday, June 26th, all 5 Human Bean locations in the Treasure Valley Human Bean region donated 30% of their daily SALES (not just proceeds).  The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was the recipient of this donation. The donations raised by this event will provide support and technological progress in the development of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported Jayden DeLuca Foundation by generously donating or purchasing a tasty beverage on June 26th. With your support, The Treasure Valley Human Bean raised $3,100 for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation.

4th Annual Food Drive

The Human Bean held their fourth annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd.  They were overjoyed by community and customer support. Along with all the smiles, The Human Bean customers enjoyed drink discounts.  Plus they had a chance to win college football tickets with their donations during the one-day event. All food donations were kept local and benefited food banks in each community.

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The Human Bean believes that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. “We choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year.  This is when food donations reach their annual lows,” said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. “There are many food drives during the winter holidays.  But summer is when supplies run low and the need is high.”

A huge thank you again to everyone for supporting our annual Food Drive and making it a success. Your generous donations are making a difference in feeding the hungry in your community. Thank you!

 

About the Human Bean

With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew.  Soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas and also offering the highest quality ingredients.

Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 66 locations.  This is in ten states, 53 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination as well as commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Holiday Cheer | The Human Bean

This holiday season The Human Bean served up holiday cheer. Baristas participated in the Annual Greystone Court/Access can food drive in Medford, Oregon. The night before Christmas eve we served 20 gallons of chocolate milk. Thanks to Umpqua Dairy for helping to provide the milk. We were able to serve Hot Cocoa to those donating to the cause. Families and friends checked out the brightly decorated street, our baristas warmed their hearts and bellies with holiday cheer! Check out pictures of the event below.

Barista Full of Holiday Cheer Ready to Serve

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Holiday Lights Light the Way to Giving

Greystone Court has long held the tradition of lighting the way to community giving. Canned goods are donated to our local community while everyone enjoys the lights. Consequently everyone helps feed the hungry in the community. Holiday spirit is felt throughout the court!

Access is a local organization that provides food, housing, warmth and essential services to low income individuals and families. Residents in Jackson County have been served by Access since 1976.

Greystone Court

Greystone is not the only event that The Human Bean and Access work together. Since 2010 The Human Bean has held an annual food drive that benefits Access. The event is held in August because this is typically the time of year that donations are at the lowest point.

Baristas in Action

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Most of all this event might be chilly our staff loves to see everyone’s smiling face. Kids love the chance to have hot chocolate and enjoy the lights. Parents love a warm pick me up and showing there kids that giving back can be fun a easy. The Human Bean structures their our own events in this way. Customers love to help out the community and enjoy an amazing beverage too! Events scheduled throughout our calendar year to involve our staff in the community and interact with those in need.