If your nursing home is anything like ours, I suspect a lot of people drink soda during their breaks. Here’s a great way your employees can band together to support hurricane relief.
Underneath the cap of many Coke products, you’ll find a code. Codes are also printed on the inside of many multi-pack boxes. The Coca-Cola company is currently donating between 5 and 38 cents to the Red Cross for each code you enter online. (You can check here to see how many cents each code is worth.)
First, you’ll need to go here and set up an account with the Coca-Cola Give program. Then you can either scan your codes or enter them manually.
It may not sound like a lot to donate 5 cents to the overwhelming needs of hurricane victims. But just imagine how much money we can collect if everyone who drinks Coke products pools their codes together. Besides, when you think about it, every time you throw away a cap it’s like tossing a nickel into the trash.
It’s also a good idea to set up collection boxes at your nursing home. Then residents, family members, volunteers, and visitors can donate their product codes, too. Perhaps you know a few residents who will enjoy taking on this project and entering the codes for you.
This is a list of the Coca-Cola brands that participate. Be sure to check it out because other Coke brands like Minute Maid, Fuze, and Powerade also contain codes.
Although the main focus right now is on the urgent hurricane relief, the Coca-Cola Give program also partners with other charities including Special Olympics, the USO, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Check here for the full list. You can also request your donations to go to a local school.
I would love if you come back and let me know how much money your nursing home is able to donate to hurricane relief. Please leave a note in the comment section!
(Note that this post is not an endorsement for people to increase their intake of soda. Research suggests that drinking too much soda may result in adverse health effects.)