Have a little fun (and a few giggles) and help someone in need at the same time. Caribou Coffee is making it possible this holiday season with the launch of its Sweater Maker Facebook App, which allows visitors to dress their Facebook photos in festive personalized holiday sweaters and share them through various social networks.
In addition to providing consumers with fun and sharable online content, the nation’s second-largest coffeehouse operator has turned this cherished holiday tradition into a source of true holiday spirit. For every sweater that’s virtually knitted on Caribou Coffee’s Sweater Maker Facebook App, a real one will be donated to someone in need.
“This provides a great opportunity for our customers to have a lot of fun and interact with friends and family,” said Alfredo Martel, senior vice president of marketing and product management. “At the same time this app works in a tangible way to literally provide the warmth of the season to people in our communities.”
This season, Caribou Coffee has pledged to donate a total of 10,000 men’s, women’s and children’s sweaters to the Salvation Army. Consumers take four easy steps to complete the app:
1. Pick a sweater: options include solo, couple, group or even pet templates
2. Choose a background: images can be placed in front of an array of holiday themes, including the option to enhance an image with animated décor and gifts
3. Upload a photo: take a webcam picture or upload an existing photo to the app
4. Choose how to share it: upload the image as your Facebook or Twitter profile pic, or save it to your desktop or blog
This new app is supplementary to Caribou Coffee’s larger, ongoing Do Good initiative, in which the coffee retailer commits to addressing various social issues, like environmental consciousness, and raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Caribou Coffee is also an annual donor, and now a corporate donation drop-off, for Toys for Tots.
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