You heard right! Through September 30th all NJ Wawa Locations, as well as all stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, are offering free any size cups of any flavor coffee, to all Teachers and School Administrators! All you have to do is let the cashier know you are a teacher or school administrator at the register for the deal. Wawa calls the promotion their “Cheers to Classrooms” initiative, and it’s more than just free coffee.
“Wawa is excited to bring back its Cheers to Classrooms initiative to put a smile on the faces of teachers and administration that work so hard to do the same for children in our community,” said Dave Simonetti, Senior Director of Store Operations, Wawa. “Our associates are also looking forward to visiting local schools throughout the month to welcome teachers back into the classroom and show our appreciation for everything they do!”
In addition, through a partnership with Donor’s Choose, an online resource for teachers to submit funding requests for school supplies/support, Wawa has designated a $50,000 chainwide matching fund to support schools throughout its operating area. Teachers can submit a project at www.donorschoose.org and those schools that meet Wawa’s funding criteria could receive matching funds.
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry here in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C. The stores offer a large fresh foodservice selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, specialty beverages and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks. Forbes.com Ranks Wawa as #23 of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2021.
So Teach, don’t for get your free coffee tomorrow, or right now, at Wawa! You deserve it…Especially if you have my kids in your class!