Woods Coffee has joined the Sea of Blue campaign to support local law enforcement by creating a system that allows guests to anonymously donate money towards coffee and pastries for local officials.

Sea of Blue stemmed from local radio personnel who had the idea to “paint the town blue” as a way to show support for law enforcement in the area.

Community members participated by tying blue ribbons to signs and trees all over town to show their support.

Become a Sea of Blue Supporter

Woods Coffee currently has Sea of Blue gift cards at all locations. Guests are encouraged to anonymously donate money to the gift card that is then used to pay for drinks and pastries for police officers, sheriffs, border patrol and customs officers.

“They really appreciate it,” said Nancy Slesk, Manager of the Railroad Ave. location in Bellingham. “They are always very surprised when we tell them their drink has been paid for.”

Many Woods employees enjoy having the opportunity to be apart of something that gives back to the community.

Meridian Manager, Miranda Striggow said that her baristas have been known to load the gift card with their own money when it runs low.

“We enjoy being able to serve law enforcement and they are always more than thankful when their drink is paid for,” Striggow said. “Whether late at night or early in the morning when we feel unsafe, they are always more than willing to sit in the parking lot to ensure we feel safe, so it’s the least we can do.”

Year-Round Support

Sea of Blue will continue indefinitely, so guests can continue to make donations at all locations.

Keep an eye out for our Sea of Blue signs and ribbons at all locations and feel free to ask your barista for more information.