March 12th, 2010


Heroes Coffee “Milk Bottle Project” raises funds for local Heroes


For Immediate Release:

Springfield, Mo. A Springfield company, Heroes Coffee, announced today, the launch of a project centered on raising funds for two local organizations that are going above and beyond to make a difference – “The Milk Bottle Project”. The organizations being recognized are Convoy of Hope, which has local and international programs feeding hungry children and their families, and Care to Learn, who focuses on meeting the health, hunger, and hygiene needs of students in Southwest Missouri.” Springfield businessman Doug Pitt, founder of Care to Learn stated, "Care To Learn's mission is to address a child's emergent health, hunger & hygiene needs; a community problem that requires a community response. Heroes Coffee is providing a link to the community to both educate and facilitate funding to meet these needs." “The Milk Bottle Project” focuses on selling whole bean gourmet coffee packaged in decorative glass milk bottles with the words “CARE” in support of Care to Learn and “HOPE” in support of Convoy of Hope, printed on the front of the bottle. $2 from every bottle sold goes directly back to the identified “Hero” organization. “This partnership is a perfect fit for Convoy of Hope", said Jeff Nene, Senior Director of Communications for the relief organization. "It is exciting to work with a business that wants to see their effort do more than just generate a profit. They also want to draw attention to the need that exists and have an impact on those living in poverty." These bottles may be purchased at: Heroes Coffee Cafe (chestnut & National) as well as several local grocery stores, including Springfield Harter House stores, and select Summer Fresh, Woods and Murfin’s Supermarket locations. To help generate ongoing support for the organizations the bottles can be refilled at Heroes Coffee Cafe or by purchasing refill bags at several of the locations mentioned above or at Heroes Coffee Company, owned by Tim and Amy Ferguson, is not only passionate about great coffee but also recognizing people and organizations in our community and around the world that are going above and beyond to make a difference – Our Heroes! “The backbone of our business is all about using our time and resources to bring recognition and financial support to organizations who are effectively meeting and helping people at their point of need", said owner Tim Ferguson. # # # For more information on Heroes Coffee contact: Tim Ferguson, 417-831-1492 For more information on Convoy of Hope contact: Jeff Nene, 417-860-2196 For more information on Care to Learn contact: Morey Mechlin, 417-864-6199