Donations & Events
Our philosophy is simple: we are a neighborhood bakery, so we get involved with the clubs, causes, events and people that make up our neighborhood. We do it because we know that the community supports us and we want to give something back.
One of the ways we give back is through donations to area organizations. Each year we donate time, effort and bagels (lots of bagels!) to the people that are trying to make a better neighborhood and a better world. Use our Donation Form to see whether Bruegger’s can help with your non-profit event. Please understand that we cannot fulfill every request as we receive thousands each year. When the volume of requests keeps us from granting every one, we try to give priority to organizations supporting children, veterans and disease prevention.
If you would like to submit a request for a donation, please fill out our Online Donation Form.
Grand Opening of our first Bruegger's Bagels/Caribou Coffee Co-Brand at Sun Ray!
November 15, 2013
Come visit the first bakery to open through our new partnership with Caribou Coffee, at the Sun Ray Shopping Center at 2133 Hudson Road in St. Paul, MN! We'll have all the freshly baked bagels and cream cheese, hot fresh breakfast sandwiches, and lunch sandwich, soups and salads you know and love, but we've also added a full menu of Caribou coffees and specialty beverages. At our Grand Opening on Friday, November 15, the first 50 people in line will receive a complimentary medium coffee & a bagel with cream cheese weekly for a year! Everyone else in line before 6:00 am will receive a coupon for one medium coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. On Saturday, November 16, the first 1,000 people who bring a canned food item or donate a pound of Caribou coffee to Second Harvest Heartland will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. Come join us! Click here for complete details.
Abilities Without Boundaries
The 5th Annual Hot COCO 5K & Kids Fun Run
November 23, 2013
Abilities Without Boundaries (AWB) is a nonprofit organization created to help enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by offering diverse programming throughout Connecticut. The Annual Hot COCO 5K has become a well-known community event drawing many participants, volunteers and sponsors. In 2012, nearly 800 runners participated to raise money for AWB. Bruegger’s will be donating more than 60 dozen bagels to this event.
Free To Breathe of Central Iowa
Lung Cancer 5k Run/Walk
October 12, 2013
2013 will celebrate the 3rd Annual Free to Breathe Central Iowa Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk. This event provides an opportunity for lung cancer advocates, survivors and the community to come together to raise awareness and support in the movement to defeat lung cancer. All proceeds benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership's research, education and awareness programs. Bruegger's will be donating 200 bagels to this event.
Des Moines, IA
2013 Greensboro Marathon
Supporting Local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Chapter
October 26, 2013
Trivium Racing is hosting the 2013 Greensboro Marathon, building community through the event that promotes healthy living while supporting the local JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) chapter. The Greensboro Marathon will take place on Saturday, October 26 and includes a marathon, half-marathon and 5k. Bruegger's will be donating 30 dozen bagels to this event.
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Silent No More 5k Walk/Run
September 7, 2013
The Annual Silent No More Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer is MOCA's largest fundraising event of the year, and it has the most participants of any of their events. It is always held in September, which is national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Since 1999, MOCA has awarded more than $4 million for ovarian cancer research in Minnesota, thanks in a large part to the success of the Silent No More Walk/Run. Bruegger's will be donating 125 dozen bagels to this event.
Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Pittsburgh - Kids Triathalon
July 20, 2013
The Kids Triathlon started out as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and has been happening the past thirteen years. It remains Habitat’s major fundraising effort to raise money to build houses for people in need of affordable, decent housing locally in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Bruegger's was there to support the kids and volunteers with a donation of 20 dozen bagels.
2013 10th Annual Cincinnati Walk for Wishes
June 15, 2013
On Saturday, June 15, 2013 more than 900 walkers, sponsors and volunteers came together at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. The Columbia Square Bakery's team was there to support the walkers and volunteers with fresh bagels. Brueggie the mascot for Bruegger's was there to interact with the kids, and to pass out coupons and menus. All proceeds from the race go to the Make A Wish Foundation and help fulfull local Cincinnati Wishes.