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The Juice Laundry Creates Smoothie to Benefit Waterboys Nonprofit

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The Juice Laundry location on Preston Avenue The Juice Laundry location on Preston Avenue
The Waterboy smoothie The Waterboy smoothie
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville juice shop is helping people across the globe gain access to clean water.

The Juice Laundry, a cold-pressed juice company that has two locations on Preston and University avenues, is donating $2 from every Waterboy smoothie sold to Waterboys.

NFL player and Charlottesville-area native Chris Long started the organization to bring clean water to communities in east Africa by building wells.

The product is a blend of pineapple, blue majik powder, mango, and coconut water and is available as either a smoothie or an acai bowl.

Mike Keenan, The Juice Laundry’s owner, says the store decided to partner with the nonprofit because of the store’s own easy access to water.

“We were really struck by how it is something that we take for granted - having access to clean water - and for many people around the world it’s just not something that they have the same access to,” Keenan said.

So far, Waterboys has built nearly 50 wells that serve over 200,000 people in Africa.

The Waterboy smoothie will remain on the menu indefinitely.