Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises More Than $3 Million For Charities During Nationwide "Month Of Giving"

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Celebrating Day of Giving in Charleston

Celebrating Day of Giving in Charleston, SC on March 25, 2015, left to right are: Ryan Delman, franchisee; Deborah McKelvey, executive director of Windwood Family Services; Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems; David Snipes, franchisee; Joseph (Jody) Tamsberg, founder and CEO of Windwood Family Services; and Jay Yates, franchisee and area director.

MANASQUAN, N.J., April 9, 2015 – Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, joined with its generous customers this March during the 5th Annual “Month of Giving” to raise more than $3 million for 150 different charities nationwide. For the total amount raised in your local market as well as a complete listing of participating restaurants and charities in your area, go to the charities tab

“A heartfelt thank you to our extraordinary customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners who made the 5th Annual Month of Giving our biggest fundraiser ever,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “We exceeded our goal and are grateful to everyone who helped make a difference in people’s lives.”

During the month of March, customers were invited to come in to their local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to a local designated charity partner. The campaign culminated in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25, a daylong nationwide event when 100 percent of the day’s sales were donated to each local charity partner. The charity recipients included schools, hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

Since it began in 2011, Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving fundraiser has raised more than $8.3 million for charities throughout the country.

Jersey Mike’s believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same, a philosophy that has fueled the sub sandwich chain’s popularity. Following its successful recipe of deliberate, well-considered expansion, Jersey Mike’s has more than doubled in size in just three years.

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers a sub above, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).

Introduction
Month of Giving

This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is joining forces with more than 120 local charities for the company’s 5th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Last year’s Month of Giving raised $2.1 million for more than 100 different charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike’s hope to raise even more.

During the month of March, all are invited to come into their local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to that location’s designated charity partner. Charities include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. To date the annual program has raised more than $5 million for these organizations.

The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25 when 100 percent of the day’s sales are donated to the local partner charity. For a list of participating restaurants and for more information on charity partners, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. “This year we hope to raise more than $2.5 million to support these local causes so we can bring hope to all those involved with the charities and make a difference in people’s lives.”

“Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has been the mission of Jersey Mike’s from the beginning. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

Jersey Mike’s believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same, a philosophy that has fueled the sub sandwich chain’s popularity.

Following its successful recipe of deliberate, well-considered expansion, Jersey Mike’s has more than doubled in size in just three years. Last year, Jersey Mike’s opened 155 new locations with unit growth of 20 percent. Started in 1956, the sub chain now has more than 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide.

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers a sub above, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).

Charities
Charity Markets Locations Amount Raised
Alabama
Kids to Love Huntsville 1 $3,312
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama Opelika 1 $1,313
The Lakeshore Foundation Birmingham 2 $2,330
Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital Greater Phoenix Area 21 $68,540
The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children's Tucson 2 $6,591
California
Child Abuse Prevention Council Chico-Redding 2 $7,529
Children's Miracle Network Bakersfield 3 $13,626
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Greater Bay Area 9 $24,017
Operation Gratitude Greater Los Angeles 92 $396,229
Rady Childrens Hospital - San Diego San Diego 30 $136,430
Steven's Hope for Children Inland Empire, Greater Los Angeles 28 $111,738
Colorado
Shiloh House Denver 9 $12,277
Wounded Warrior Project Colorado Springs 4 $12,753
Connecticut
Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer, Inc. Fairfield County 6 $11,108
Take A Vet Fishing Hartford & New Haven 1 $6,585
District of Columbia
Powerful Beyond Measure Washington D.C. 1 $4,717
Delaware
Autism Delaware Salisbury 2 $8,630
Florida
Camp Hopetáke - A partnership of Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Fire Local 754 Tampa/St. Petersburg 18 $46,531
Combat Veterans to Careers Lady Lake/Ocala 2 $8,404
Destin Harvest, Inc. Destin 1 $1,348
Food Brings Hope Daytona Beach/Port Orange 3 $9,255
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Ft. Myers/Naples 3 $14,344
HUGZ FROM BUGZ Orlando Area 19 $58,937
Kidz1stFund Tallahassee 5 $11,929
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 4 $15,146
Quantum House W. Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce 14 $73,827
Relay For Life Gainesville 1 $3,467
Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign Jacksonville 8 $25,011
Shriner's Hospital Sarasota/Bradenton 6 $14,519
The Children's Hunger Project Melbourne/Indialantic 4 $18,170
Wounded Warrior Project Pensacola Greater Area 2 $5,033
Georgia
Bert's Big Adventure Atlanta, Columbus 31 $99,921
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia Macon 1 $1,696
Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Augusta 4 $10,746
Iowa
Variety Club Des Moines-Ames 1 $4,876
Illinois
Central Illinois Foodbank Champaign & Springfield - Decatur 1 $3,659
Chicago Blackhawks Charities and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicagoland 38 $105,229
Easter Seals Central Illinois Peoria-Bloomington 1 $3,808
The Literacy Council Rockford 2 $10,250
Indiana
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Indianapolis, South Bend-Elkart 5 $10,646
National Kidney Foundation of Indiana Fort Wayne 2 $6,515
Kansas
Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer Topeka Greater Area 1 $10,163
Silverbackks Topeka Greater Area 2 $4,467
Kentucky
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central KY Bowling Green 1 $1,882
CancerFree KIDS Cincinnati 15 $58,792
Eastern Area Community Ministries Louisville 2 $7,952
Massachusetts
Best Buddies Providence/New Bedford 4 $7,524
Maryland
Bethany Christian Services of Maryland and Washington DC Washington D.C. 8 $35,132
Carroll Hospice Baltimore 1 $2,612
Cool Kids Campaign Baltimore 2 $4,969
Western MD/ Eastern Panhandle WV FCA Washington D.C. 1 $6,630
Michigan
Children's Miracle Network at Beaumont Children's Hospital Detroit 15 $51,993
Minnesota
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Mankato 2 $3,373
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Minneapolis-St. Paul 12 $32,235
Missouri
Blue Springs Education Foundation Kansas City 1 $3,669
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis St. Louis 4 $7,430
The Kitchen, Inc. Springfield, Missouri 1 $2,522
North Carolina
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Charlotte 27 $101,102
American Cancer Society - South Atlantic Division Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem 10 $34,807
Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills Fayetteville 1 $4,665
Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County Asheville 4 $10,506
Brigade Boys and Girls Club Wilmington 5 $15,683
James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital Greenville/New Bern/Washington 13 $38,137
Karen Chandler Trust Fayetteville 4 $13,473
MMIA (Military Missions In Action) Raleigh/Durham 27 $91,103
S.A.F.E. Schools Fund Outer Banks 1 $6,019
Scotland Cancer Treatment Center through Scotland Memorial Foundation Laurinburg Greater Area 2 $26,803
The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council Outer Banks 1 $4,121
Watauga High School and Hardin Park Elementary Boone Greater Area 1 $2,849
Nebraska
Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln & Hasting Kearny 3 $6,794
Offutt Chief's Group Omaha 1 $2,613
New Hampshire
Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities Keene 1 $2,871
New Jersey
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation South Jersey 4 $10,260
Easter Seals New Jersey Whippany Greater Area, North Jersey 8 $21,439
Hugs for Brady Foundation Trenton Greater Area 1 $2,459
Hunterdon Behavioral Health North Jersey 1 $6,997
Jordan Road School Atlantic County 1 $2,343
Local Schools Ocean/Monmouth 24 $103,373
Ryan's Quest Trenton Greater Area 1 $4,418
Warren Township Fire Department North Jersey 1 $2,663
Westfield Area Y Westfield Greater Area 1 $2,017
Nevada
St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Las Vegas 7 $12,444
New York
Boomer Esiason Foundation New York 3 $14,394
Ohio
Color Your Corner Cleveland 4 $11,150
Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation Cleveland 3 $9,431
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Columbus 13 $29,931
United Rehabilitation Services Dayton 3 $9,729
Oklahoma
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) Tulsa 3 $3,573
Regional FoodBank of Oklahoma Oklahoma City 12 $43,330
Sheridan's Sunshine Foundation Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $3,776
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Lawton Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $3,017
Oregon
Cascade Youth and Family Center (The LOFT program) Bend 1 $2,442
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Portland 7 $19,892
Pennsylvania
Bear Creek Community Charter School Scranton/Wilkes Barre 2 $3,134
Four Diamonds Altoona/State College 2 $11,025
Mario Lemieux Foundation Pittsburgh 1 $3,524
The Woodlands Foundation Pittsburgh 2 $5,873
South Carolina
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Palmetto Health Foundation Columbia 7 $14,098
Greenville Family Partnership Greenville/Spartanburg 7 $12,250
Help 4 Kids Myrtle Beach Greater Area 7 $13,378
Windwood Family Services Charleston 11 $70,000
YMCA of Coastal GA Savannah 8 $16,315
Tennessee
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Nashville, Cookeville Greater Area 27 $67,122
Speedway Children's Charities Tri Cities/TN VA 7 $17,096
West Side YMCA Knoxville 3 $5,159
YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga Chattanooga 2 $7,625
Texas
CASA for Kids of East Texas Tyler 2 $8,711
Child Advocates Houston 10 $20,199
Children's Miracle Network of Amarillo Amarillo 1 $5,774
Children's Miracle Network, UMC Health System Lubbock 1 $4,840
Feeding Locals Tyler/Longview 1 $2,565
Helping Hand Home For Children Austin 9 $20,804
Hope Pregnancy Centers Kileen 1 $5,535
MDA of West Texas Odessa/Midland 2 $9,869
SA Youth San Antonio 5 $11,304
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $2,720
Wipe Out Kids' Cancer Dallas/Ft. Worth 31 $101,364
Virginia
Boulder Crest Retreat Washington D.C. 17 $44,938
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Richmond/Petersburg 12 $36,616
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Southside Hampton Roads 10 $27,089
Wheels on the James Lynchburg 2 $17,863
Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle/Tacoma 20 $59,656
Wisconsin
Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin Milwaukee 6 $11,286
National
No Kid Hungry National $100,000
GRAND TOTAL RAISED $3,050,695
Charity Quotes

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is honored to be selected as Jersey Mike's Month of Giving partner. It is through the generosity and willingness of companies like Jersey Mike's that allows us to forward our mission of social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Matthew Netto, Best Buddies Rhode Island State Director

Helping Hand Home For Children

Helping Hand Home for Children is honored and privileged to be chosen as the beneficiary for Jersey Mike's Subs March Month of Giving campaign in Austin, Texas. The support of Jersey Mike's allows us to provide housing, therapy, education, and foster & adoption services to severely abused and neglected children in Texas.Our vision is a society where every child is free from abuse and neglect and can grow and thrive in a nurturing home.

Ted Keyser, Executive Director

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Palmetto Health Foundation

We are proud to be the beneficiary of Jersey Mike's Month of Giving in the Midlands of South Carolina. On the Day of Giving, Jersey Mike's Subs will donate 100% of sales to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. This is unheard of for a business to donate 100% of sales! We are hopeful that Jersey Mike's customers and Children's Hospital supporters will help support this great fundraiser. Donations will help kids receive the best, quality health care close to home.

Lynn Hazel, Director

Camp Hopetáke - A partnership of Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Fire Local 754

Camp Hopetáke provides a place for children who have suffered through the physical and emotional pain of a burn injury to come and be with the ultimate 'support group'. We see these children blossom, smile and experience the true joy of summer camp while realizing they are not alone in their healing and rehabilitation from these serious injuries.

Molly Morris, Outreach Coordinator

Kids to Love

Kids to Love is excited to partner with Jersey Mike's for the annual Month of Giving. This is our 3rd year to be selected asa charity, and every year it makes a big difference in our fundraising efforts. It's a win-win forJersey Mike'scustomers and our supporters. They get to enjoy great food and help a great cause.

Julie Reybur

HUGZ FROM BUGZ

Assisting children and their families coping with childhood cancer.

Chad Ebbert, Co-Founder/President

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters is proud to be the beneficiary of Jersey Mike's Day of giving on March 25th, 2015. Having support from local businesses is critical for CHKD to be successful meeting the needs of our communities children.

Larissa Trinder, Director, Corporate Relations and Events

Ryan's Quest

We would like to thank Jersey Mike's of Hamilton for supporting us in our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy for our son and thousands of boys like him world-wide. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of our friends at Jersey Mike's since the inception of Ryan's Quest six years ago. They are truly a community partner and a family favorite.

Maria Schultz

The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council

On behalf of the Outer Banks Hospital Development Council, I would like to thank Jersey Mike's for their generous support of our Get Pinked! and OBX Cancer Cares campaigns. Funds raised during Jersey Mike's Month of Giving will provide free screenings for breast and other cancers for people in our community without health insurance.

Dee McManus, Council Chairman

Wheels on the James

Because of community outreach and sponsors like Jersey Mike's Subs, Wheels on the James continues to be successful in providing over 140 cycles to those with physical disabilites who are unable to ride traditional bikes.

Nancy Wellons, Founder and President

"Jersey Mike’s Subs," "Jersey Mike’s," and "Mike’s Way" are registered trademarks of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc.