During the month of June, Cold Stone Creamery stores will once again host a nationwide fundraising promotion benefiting Best Buddies International, a global nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
For more than 30 years, Best Buddies has been helping individuals within the IDD community form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society. Cold Stone Creamery® is working with Best Buddies® to support their mission of ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people living with IDD.
In honor of the fundraiser, two Best Buddies program participants, Drew and Stan, developed their very own Better Together Creation™. The CreationTM features Mint Ice Cream, Brownies, M&Ms® and Whipped Topping.
In addition to the promotional Creation™, customers who donate $1 or more will receive double My Cold Stone Club® Rewards points on their entire purchase. Customers enter a phone number at checkout in-store or login into their rewards account when ordering online to earn their double points.
Cold Stone Creamery has also launched an exclusive Gift Back eGift card campaign. With every limited edition Give Back eGift card purchased online, Cold Stone will donate 10% of the amount* to Best Buddies. To learn more, purchase your Give Back eGift card, and make a difference please visit: https://coldstonecreamery.wgiftcard.com/responsive_auto/coldstone_resp/Virtual
"We are thrilled to announce the return of our annual fundraiser supporting Best Buddies International this month, a cause very near and dear to our hearts," said Sara Schmillen, vice president of marketing at Kahala Brands™, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery. "We invite and encourage our customers to show their support of friendship through the purchase of a Best Buddies eGift or by making a donation with their purchase."