By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Peet’s Coffee is kicking off the school year with free drinks Tuesday for Los Angeles Unified employees at any of the company’s 13 Los Angeles locations.

According to LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, Shira Goldman, the parent of a sixth-grader, wanted to find a way to help district employees coping with new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and reached out to Peet’s Coffee.

“This is a great example of our parents and community working with Los Angeles Unified to support our employees,” Beutner said. “I am grateful to Peet’s Coffee for their generosity and parent Shira Goldman for her efforts on behalf of all who work in our schools.”

Teachers and all other employees can receive a free beverage of their choice anytime during the day Tuesday by showing their district or school ID.

“Teachers have helped keep our schools running during such crazy times,” Peet’s Greater Los Angeles District Manager Bernie DeChellis said. “They have quickly adapted and helped thousands of children around Los Angeles move to learning online.

“This has taken so many extra hours, and a huge effort on their part,” he said. “Peet’s is excited to offer our support to the Los Angeles Unified family as a way to show our appreciation to our educators and all of those who support them through these unprecedented times.”

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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