LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Tropical Smoothie Café loves flip flops so much they've created a holiday to celebrate the shoe. But there's more to it than just that.
What started as a day to thank its customers for their loyalty to Tropical Smoothie Café has turned into a mission to raise money for Camp Sunshine, the only retreat in the nation to address the effects of a life threatening illness on every member of the immediate family — the ill child, the parents and the siblings.
National Flip Flop Day is June 20, the day before the first day of summer. From 2-7 p.m. everyone wearing flip flops will receive a FREE 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie (strawberries and banana). The café will be collecting donations for Camp Sunshine, its national charity partner.
Since 1984, Camp Sunshine has been dedicated to impacting children with life-threatening illnesses, and the families who help them through, by offering a respite from the difficulties of their everyday lives.
On the banks of beautiful Lake Sebago in the wilds of Maine, the camp is a natural wonderland where families are free to play, explore, participate in activities and find support from those who know what they're going through best.
From swimming and soccer in the summer to horse-drawn sleigh rides and skiing in the winter, Camp Sunshine is here for families throughout the year. And thanks to the generosity of individuals such as National Flip Flop Day contributors, they are able to offer the camp, and all of its amenities, to families COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.
To date, Tropical Smoothie Café has donated more than $2 million to Camp Sunshine, sending 1,000 children and their families to experience the camp. Last year, Tropical Smoothie Café raised a record-breaking $515,000 for Camp Sunshine, and the brand plans to exceed that number in 2014 by raising $600,000, which would cover the costs to send 300 families to the camp.
Donate $5 or more to get a key fobs for 10% off all Tropical Smoothie purchases through 2014.
Donate any amount through the online form: https://www.campsunshine.org/support_us/donations/index.php