Granny Squibb’s Iced Tea Donates to Organizations in Need
The Providence-based beverage company donated 1,200 cans to the American Cancer Society, and plans to donate 5,000 more.
Granny Squibb’s, an organic iced tea company based in Providence, has partnered with the American Cancer Society to donate 1,200 cans of iced tea for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Rolling Rally on Oct. 18 at Patriot Place. What was traditionally a walking fundraiser will now invite the community to come in their cars to raise money.
The company also plans on donating an additional 5,000 cans of iced tea to other organizations to provide support during the pandemic.
“In a year of drastic changes, we have been staying true to our mission of community support,” says Kelley McShane, managing partner of Granny Squibb Company. “We are proud to be part of such an incredibly supportive state, and partnering with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, with over a century of philanthropy, allows us to expand our reach to our neighbors in the rest of Southern New England.”
The donation is an extension of Granny Squibb’s “If We Can, We Will” campaign, in support of local organizations that are helping ease food insecurity. So far, they’ve been able to donate products to 100 percent of their applicants, which included mentorship programs, food pantries, local hospitals and other nonprofits.
This past summer, the company partnered with Providence restaurant, Troop, to make a cocktail using Granny Squibb’s iced tea as an ingredient with proceeds going to organizations working on racial justice in the state. Since that initiative, $6,000 was raised for local organizations including the Providence Youth Student Movement, Direct Action for Rights and Equity, Sista Fire RI and most recently, the George Wiley Center.