Community

To move forward, you have to give back.

- Oprah Winfrey

We are passionate about the communities we serve, and we work hard to build them up through the causes we support. Whether it’s stepping in to provide free lunches to children, giving to our #healthcareheroes, highlighting and rewarding great educators or supporting Special Olympics Illinois, we believe the best way to keep our communities strong is to invest in them. We do this through our time, our talents and our treasure.

Take a look at where we make an impact.

What we Support

There are certain groups and activities that are near and dear to our hearts. So most of the initiatives we undertake fall into certain categories: kids; community heroes like veterans, first responders and educators; healthcare; and pet adoptions. Here are some of the ways we’ve impacted our communities”

#TEAchers 2021

#TEAchers 2021

We acknowledged and rewarded outstanding educators, nominated by their communities, with online promotion and $250 Amazon gift cards to support their classrooms.

#TEAmrescue

#TEAmrescue

Animals in our communities need help. Local shelters are overflowing with pets looking for forever homes, and they lack necessary resources. But you have a chance to make a difference.

#uniTEA

#uniTEA

We partnered with My Just Desserts, a minority-owned bakery, to give away a free cookie to our guests; more than 16,000 cookies were given!

#healthcareheroes

We thanked those working on the front lines of the pandemic by sponsoring a “Buy a Tea, Give a Tea” campaign; we gave more than 43,000 free glasses of our famous tea to healthcare workers.

#nohungrykids

#nohungrykids

In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools closed, we wanted to ensure that no child went without a healthy lunch. We gave away more than 21,000 free lunches to school kids in our communities.

#TEAchers 2020

#TEAchers 2020

We acknowledged and rewarded outstanding educators, nominated by their communities, with online promotion and $250 Amazon gift cards to support their classrooms.