Giving back to our first school in Red Deer!

While the pandemic has made it challenging for us to interact with kids in our local schools, there’s nothing better than seeing them light up when they bring their families in to enjoy an ice cream sandwich in support of their school!

We’re excited to be running our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program out of BOTH of our restaurant locations for the first time. Every three months each location selects a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, kicking back $1 of every sandwich sold to a program or project that could use a boost at the school.

Our first creation coming out of our Red Deer location was the “S’mores Heavenly Ice Cream Sandwich” which included chocolate chunk cookies with Nutella spread, graham crumb, heavenly hash ice cream (chocolate marshmallow swirl with pecans and shaved chocolate) topped with toasted marshmallow fluff. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold is supporting a new natural outdoor play area at G.W. Smith Elementary School in Red Deer.

School Principal Jason Moline says their intention is to create an engaging environment that will help the development of motor skills while encouraging exploration, creativity, independence, all while fostering a love for the outdoors at an early age. It will include natural structures to climb and jump on as well as space to gather and converse outside.

Our team was thrilled to deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school in October as part of a pre-order sale.  A huge pat on the back to all the parents that ordered these sweet lunch treats, affording us the opportunity to raise some additional funds for the school!

Yesterday we handed over a cheque to G.W. Smith Elementary for $1091.40 which included $772 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back that entire total)!

Our next Ice Cream Sandwich at our Red Deer location is the “Espresso Yourself” which includes chocolate espresso flake ice cream with dark chocolate peppermint patty, nestled in-between two ginger molasses cookies and topped with candy cane whipped cream.  $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go to St.Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer and their work to be a mindful school, creating a culture of mindfulness, kindness and gratitude.

 

For more information contact:

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Jason Moline

Principal

G.W. Smith Elementary

403.346.3838

jason.moline@rdpsd.ab.ca

 

 

 

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