Dutch Brothers hosts Buck for Kids day

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Mikayla Piarson, Multimedia Contributor

The lines are out the doors at Dutch Bros. locations in Corvallis today, not only for National Coffee Day, but also in an effort to end youth homelessness.

Dutch Bros. fundraiser, Buck For Kids Day, donates one dollar from every drink purchased today to local children’s organizations. The five Corvallis Dutch Bros. locations will be donating to Jackson Street Youth Services, a non-profit dedicated toward giving youth a safe place to live.

Dutch Bros. is a popular coffee shop in the Pacific North West. To Oregon State University a clear plastic cup with a bright colored straw in hand has become a commonality for students on campus. Monroe Avenue and Washington Way house the two locations closest for OSU students.

Not everybody picks up their daily Dutch Bros., in fact, some people rarely grab coffee from them. Lexi Chavez, a customer in line for a drink today, is one of those who rarely purchases a drink from Dutch Bros.

“I’m starting to go here more often, but today is a great day to go. Why not benefit the kids? Go for it!” Chavez said.

The baristas may grow tired, but for Bailey Robinson, a Dutch Bros. barista in the south town location, there’s excitement in the air, as people get their pick-me-up cup of joe, while helping end homelessness in their community.

“It’s so much fun to be apart of. People are so pumped about it, and we have been busy all day,” Robinson said.

The already busy coffee shops will have non-stop lines throughout the day, but thanks to the fundraiser, Dutch Bros. is giving back with today’s proceeds. Keeping the money local, all five coffee shop locations in Corvallis are giving back one dollar from every drink purchased.

Jackson Street Youth Services is an organization committed to assisting Oregon young adults and families. They have crisis housing, homelessness prevention and provide life skills training and counseling. The organization receives help from the community from a variety of fundraisers, such as the Dutch Bros. Buck for Kids’ Day, as well as Oregon State Greek Life donating supplies and money raised during last year’s Greek Week.

The support from the community helps youth in the area have a safe, stable place to learn and grow, according to Hannah Miller, the development manager of Jackson Street Youth Services.

“For folks that visit Dutch Bros. today, you are helping end youth homelessness and we are really grateful,” Miller said.

For more information on Jackson Street Youth Services, or more fundraisers from Dutch Bros. visit their websites.