What do Brad Pitt, Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton and Jackie Joyner-Kersee and millions of others throughout the United States have in common? They are proud alumni of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a group founded in 1880 to provide a structured and safe environment for our youth to learn, prosper and excel. On a recent hot July afternoon with the temperature outside topping 90 degrees, Art of Tea’s founder and staff donated their time and, most importantly to the thirsty kids and adults assembled, their delicious iced tea to refresh the palates of the volunteers and participants for the Passport to Carson benefit.
The worthwhile event, served an additional purpose, especially for the young Boys & Girls Club members as they were exposed to the healthy benefits of tea, as well as providing an educational platform for this Carson , California institution. The Boys & Girls Club national provides some interesting statistics which illustrate the great value of this program.
·80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong ·
95% indicated the Club was the best thing available in their community
· 52% said participating in the Club “saved my life” According to AOT’s Schwartz, “How could we not be a part of this?” The answer is an obvious and loud “you cannot.”
We encourage all of our Art of Tea family of businesses, individuals and friends to take that to heart and give what you can of your money and/or your time. The youth of our country will all be better for it and it feels really good.