This Friday, June 17, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 5th anniversary of National Flip Flop Day, by offering customers free 24 oz. smoothies at any of its participating locations nationwide. The smoothie chain encourages customers to throw on their flops and pick up a free 24 oz. smoothie all day Friday.
National Flip Flop Day started back in 2007 as a celebration encouraging customers to kick off summer, and their shoes, by wearing a pair of flip flops. Following the holiday’s inaugural year, Tropical Smoothie Café realized Nation Flip Flop Day was also the perfect opportunity to spread some sunshine to those in need.
In 2008, the franchise company proudly announced a national charity partnership with the remarkable retreat known as Camp Sunshine.
Camp Sunshine, a haven in Casco, Maine, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, is a nonprofit that hosts families year-round to alleviate the stress and strain for the sick child and their family members.
Through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset.
To date, the company has donated $770,000 to the cause and hopes to raise over $1,000,000 by National Flip Flop Day. Nationwide, franchisees hold community fundraising events during the six weeks prior to National Flip Flop Day and donations are collected year-round at NationalFlipFlopDay.com.