Iditaroll Donates Toilet Paper To Bean's Café

After learning Beans Café was running low on toilet paper, students at the Wayland Baptist University made it their mission to raise more rolls.

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by Stevie French

ANCHORAGE - After learning Beans Café was running low on toilet paper, students at the Wayland Baptist University made it their mission to raise more rolls.

The Iditaroll project ebegan in 2011 when students with the Society for Human Resource Management began efforts to help Bean's Café meet its toilet paper requirements.

The original goal was to raise 1,012 rolls, matching each mile of the Iditarod with a roll of toilet paper. After raising 5,000 rolls in 2011 and matching that in 2012, the students decided to double their goal.

This year they managed to raise over 10,000 toilet paper rolls for donation to Bean's Café.

“This started out as a Wayland Baptist University project,” said Brittany Sogge, media relations manager, Wayland Baptist University. “This year we have more than 15 other companies joining us so it’s no longer just Wayland Baptist University it's the entire Anchorage community that's helping out Bean's Café.”

Tuesday (4/3), Beans Café also received a convection steamer from Rotary District 5010. The kitchen equipment, worth $15,000, was donated in memory of long time Rotarian and previous Bean's Café Executive Director, the late Jim Crockett.

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