The Valerie Fund joined forces with 125 Jersey Mike’s Subs in New Jersey for the 13th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers made donations to The Valerie Fund at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants. The total raised in support of the fund was over $1.2 million dollars, this included 100% of Jersey Mike’s March 29 day sales.
Overall, Jersey Mike’s Subs and customers across the country rallied to raise a record-breaking $21 million to help more than 200 local charities during the company’s annual Month of Giving campaign.
Neil Yaris, board chair, said, “On behalf of the Board of The Valerie Fund, I would like to thank the entire Jersey Mike’s team. Being their charity of choice in New Jersey was an honor we will never forget. As a result of their generosity, the 6,000 children who come through our eight centers each year will have the opportunity for a better life ahead.”
Barry Kirschner, executive director, said, “The support from Jersey Mike’s has been tremendous. We cannot thank them enough for choosing to support the children with cancer and blood disorders, and their families, treated at our eight Valerie Fund Centers in New Jersey, New York, and metro Philadelphia. The impact of this campaign on the lives of our Valerie Fund patients and families is immeasurable.”
“We were humbled to see how our customers came out in droves here in New Jersey and around the country to support their local charities on Day of Giving,” said Caroline Jones, senior vice president, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., and daughter of Founder Peter Cancro. “Day of Giving is our busiest day, and we look forward to it all year. Thank you to our customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners for making a difference!”
Jersey Mike’s locations nationwide accepted donations throughout the month, building to the company’s Day of Giving on March 29, when nearly 2,500 restaurants donated 100% of sales, not just profits, to local charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.
This fundraising total exceeds the $20 million raised during last year’s campaign. Since Month of Giving began in 2011, Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $88 million for local charities.
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