Boulder-Based Company Launches Limited Edition Oat Bar in Honor of Thomas Buck
BOULDER, COLORADO, March 1, 2019 – A young boy’s fight and eventual loss with cancer has inspired Bobo’s, a Boulder-based natural foods company and maker of freshly baked whole grain snacks, to help critically-ill children and their families this March and beyond by spreading the love through their baked goods. Through their volunteer work with local Boulder nonprofit, There With Care, Bobo’s met Cate Buck who shared that her son Thomas, a vibrant young boy who lost his fight with brain cancer at the tender age of four, always had a smile on his face when he had one of his favorite treats – Bobo’s Oat Bars. The heartwarming story inspired Bobo’s to introduce a limited-edition bar in his honor – the “There With Care Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bar”. While this is the first time Bobo’s has featured these flavors in bar form, this bar is extra special because the company will donate 30 percent of its sales to There With Care, an organization that provides compassionate care for children and families across the country during the critical phase of a medical crisis.
Founded in 2005 by Paula Dupre Pesmen, There With Care works with licensed social workers to identify families they can assist and then learn what resources are needed, be it transportation, grocery and meal deliveries, family therapy programs or anything else necessary to ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations. The organization has been a passion point for the Bobo’s family who have been a community partner since 2016, donating over eighty hours in volunteer time, thousands of Bobo’s Oat Bars and over twenty thousand dollars to the families they serve through the organization. On March 22, 2018, Bobo’s is inviting the greater Boulder and Denver communities to join them for a special event at Bobo’s Boulder Bakery where they will create activity bags for children in treatment made from donations, as well as learn more about Thomas’ story, his journey with There With Care, and how the funds earned from the bar will have an extraordinary impact on the lives of families facing similar adversity.
“Our friends at There With Care inspire our Bobo’s team with their compassionate care for families during these stressful times,” said T.J. McIntyre, CEO at Bobo’s. “Their team provides the fundamental services necessary to keep families together, and we couldn’t be prouder of the love they give to thousands in need. We encourage you to support their team and the organization’s meaningful mission, and hope that together we can work to drive awareness.”
“We are humbled by this partnership which will have a far-reaching and immeasurable impact helping families with children facing critical illness,” said Cate Buck, the mother of Thomas. “When our son was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2, There With Care came into our lives with support and bought us precious time with Thomas. Without this help, we wouldn’t have been able to pull through.”
The limited-edition There With Care bar will be available in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and can be purchased in six-bar boxes that will retail for $14.95. For every box sold, Bobo’s will donate five dollars to There With Care. To learn more, please visit https://eatbobos.com/therewithcare.
BOBO’s has been making people everywhere feel like family with fresh-baked, wholesome and handmade snacks and handmade oat bars since 2003 when BOBO and her mother decided to do some baking in their Boulder, CO kitchen. Years later, every love-filled BOBO’s treat is still made the old-fashioned way; in the same small batches and the same pans. With 16 delicious flavors of BOBO’s 3oz bars, six flavors of 1.3 ounce oat bites, four 2.5 oz. nut-butter filled bars, and four 2.5 oz toaster pastries; every healthy BOBO’s treat is still 100% gluten free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO certified. BOBO’s can be found in natural and conventional grocers around the country or learn more about how we bake like you are family at eatbobos.com.
ABOUT THERE WITH CARE:A Boulder, CO based nonprofit, There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. They serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.
Contact: Becky Hendee