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Jersey Mike’s Subs raises more than $600,000 for 66 different local charities During Nationwide “Month of Giving”

May 3, 2011 • Manasquan, NJ

Wrap-Up Press Release
Month of Giving Logo

Tens of thousands of Jersey Mike’s Subs aficionados throughout the country made a difference this March during Jersey Mike’s “Month of Giving” by helping to raise more than $600,000 for 66 different local charities nationwide. The campaign was held in celebration of the East Coast-style sub franchise’s 55th Anniversary.

Throughout the month, customers made donations to local charities at area Jersey Mike’s stores. Customers making a $5 donation received six specially branded Jersey Mike’s Silly Bandz and a coupon for a free chip and a drink. One hundred percent (100%) of Silly Bandz sales were donated to the local charity. A percentage of sales during the month were also donated.

The campaign culminated on March 28 with “Make a Difference Day” when customers all around the country were invited to make a minimum contribution of $1 to their local Jersey Mike’s store’s chosen charity in exchange for a free regular size sub or, in some markets, a “buy one regular sub, get one free” offer. The hope was that people would be inspired to give even more -- and they did.

“Due to the generosity of our customers and franchisees, we were able to bring needed funds to deserving, yet often under-capitalized, organizations,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems.  “The groups, from hospitals to youth organizations, make our communities vital and we are proud to support their efforts.”

Long before the term “cause-related marketing” even existed, Cancro was practicing it. Only 17 years old when he bought a small but immensely popular sub shop on the Jersey Shore in 1956, Cancro was so impressed by the spirit of giving back demonstrated by local business owners that, from the start, he ensured “giving - making a difference in someone’s life” was a key part of Jersey Mike’s mission along with making the best sub sandwich in the industry.

Next up, Jersey Mike’s is launching a six-month fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  For this campaign, the company is upping the ante, based on its past successes, to raise even more for the charity.

About Jersey Mike’s 

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic Northeast style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with 55 years ago. The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.

Supported Charities & Total Raised
Market (click for stores) # of Stores Total Raised Charity & Website
Asheville 6 $7,506 Mission-CH Mission Childrens Center
Atlanta 32 $26,156 Bert's Big Adventure Logo Bert's Big Adventure
Austin 4 $5,000 Helping Hand Home For Children Logo Helping Hand Home For Children
Bakersfield 1 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Beaumont/Port Arthur 1 $1,690 Boys and Girls Club of East Texas Logo Boys and Girls Club of East Texas
Birmingham 3 $1,284 Exceptional Foundation Logo Exceptional Foundation
Boone Greater Area 1 $643 Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation Logo Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
Charleston 8 $5,000 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Logo Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Charlotte 24 $41,883 Levine Childrens Hospital Logo Levine Childrens Hospital
Charlottesville 1 $381 Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Logo Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Chicago 15 $38,141 Childrens Memorial Hospital of Chicago Logo Childrens Memorial Hospital of Chicago
Cincinnati 15 $8,152 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Cleveland 1 $362 Fairview High School Logo Fairview High School
Cleveland 2 $3,372 Color Your Corner Logo Color Your Corner
Columbia, SC 6 $2,677 Lexington Medical Center Foundation Logo Lexington Medical Center Foundation
Columbia, TN 6 $728 Hope House Logo Hope House
Columbus 15 $10,328 Sam Bish Foundation Logo Sam Bish Foundation
Dallas/Ft. Worth 14 $75,000 Wipe Out Kids Cancer Logo Wipe Out Kids Cancer
Dayton 1 $1,878 United Rehabilitation Services Logo United Rehabilitation Services
Denver 6 $10,781 National Brain Tumor Fund Logo National Brain Tumor Fund
Destin 2 $1,584 Sacred Heart Hospital Logo Sacred Heart Hospital
Fayetteville 8 $8,414 Karen-Chandler Karen Chandler Foundation - Cancer
Ft. Myers/Naples 3 $3,000 Make A Wish Logo Make A Wish
Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem 13 $8,421 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Greenville/New Bern/Washington 13 $12,124 Childrens Miracle Network Logo Childrens Miracle Network
Greenville/Spartanburgh 7 $5,334 Greenville Family Partnership Logo Greenville Family Partnership
Houston 2 $1,112 Child Advocates Logo Child Advocates
Huntsville 1 $1,200   Providence Middle School
Indianapolis 3 $3,080 Special Olympics Logo Special Olympics
Knoxville 1 $500 Smokey Mountain Childrens Home Logo Smokey Mountain Childrens Home
Knoxville 1 $710 Star Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding Logo Star Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Las Vegas 5 $2,223 Project Shero Logo Project Shero
Laurinburg 1 $1,614   Stewartsville Baptist Church
Laurinburg 1 $1,628   Robeson County Church and Community Ctr.
Los Angeles 11 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Louisville 3 $2,374 Cedar Lake Lodge Logo Cedar Lake Lodge - mentally disabled
Milwaukee 1 $1,262 Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Logo Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 $2,600 Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Assn. Logo Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Assn.
Ocean/Monmouth, NJ 18 $30,652 Food Bank Logo Food Bank
Myrtle Beach Greater Area 4 $3,660 Project Lifesaver - Autism Awareness Logo Project Lifesaver - Autism Awareness
Nashville/Hopkinsville/Clarksville 24 $30,516 Predators Foundation Logo Predators Foundation
Okeechobee 1 $800 Okeechobee Sherriffs Department Logo Okeechobee Sherriffs Department
Oklahoma City 12 $12,763 Honor Flights Logo Honor Flights
Opelika 1 $1,770 East Alabama Medical Center Foundation Logo East Alabama Medical Center Foundation
Orange County 8 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne 9 $10,626 Ronald McDonald House Logo Ronald McDonald House
Palmdale-Lancaster 1 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Phoenix, AZ 7 $13,933 Boys & Girls Club Logo Boys & Girls Club
Pittsburgh 3 $3,636 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Providence/New Bedford 4 $2,381 Hasbro Childrens Hospital Logo Hasbro Childrens Hospital
Raleigh/Durham 24 $41,625 American Red Cross - Triangle Chapter Logo American Red Cross - Triangle Chapter
Richmond/Petersburg 12 $9,887 Richmond Childrens Hospital Logo Richmond Childrens Hospital
Roanoke-Lynchburg 1 $3,837 March Of Dimes Logo March Of Dimes
San Diego 5 $9,527 Boys & Girls Club Logo Boys & Girls Club
Santa Barbara 2 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Santa Clarita Valley 5 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Sarasota-Brandenton 2 $3,679 Life Of Riley Logo Life Of Riley
Savannah 5 $2,500 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Seattle/Tacoma 7 $13,772 Seattle Childrens Hospital Logo Seattle Childrens Hospital
South Bay 3 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
South Bend-Elkart 2 $710 Logan Center Logo Logan Center
St. Louis 1 $348   Our Lady of Providence
Tallahassee, FL 1 $2,053 Big Bend Homeless Coalition Logo Big Bend Homeless Coalition
Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota 4 $4,794 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Topeka Greater Area 3 $1,809 Arthritis Foundation Logo Arthritis Foundation
Trenton Greater Area 1 $5,000 Ryan's Quest Logo Ryan's Quest
Tri Cities/TN VA 6 $2,061 Court Appionted Special Advocates Logo Court Appionted Special Advocates
Ventura County 13 $53,930* Lakers Foundation Logo Lakers Foundation
Virginia Beach 4 $10,000 Union Mission Ministries Logo Union Mission Ministries
Washington D.C. 4 $8,006 Muscular Dystrophy Association Logo Muscular Dystrophy Association
W. Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce 11 $13,272 Susan G. Komen Logo Susan G. Komen
Westfield Greater Area 1 $385   Westfield High School
Whippany Greater Area 2 $1,599 American Cancer Society Logo American Cancer Society
Wilmington 4 $2,500 Wilmington Food Bank Logo Wilmington Food Bank

* Combined Total for LA Area

What Our Charities Are Saying
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Logo

We are very appreciative of Jersey Mike’s efforts to support thousands struggling with hunger in the Charlottesville area. We encourage the community to get involved and visit Jersey Mike’s to see how you can play a simple yet significant role in their efforts.

Ruth E. Jones
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

March Of Dimes Logo

“The March of Dimes Virginia Chapter Greater Blue Ridge Division is honored to be chosen by Jersey Mike's for their special Month of Giving promotion….” Tina Cannon, Community Director states. “The March of Dimes works to achieve the goal that every baby is born healthy and achieves our mission through extensive research, education and advocacy. Jersey Mike’s is our “Champion for Babies” as they give back to our community and to March of Dimes to help us achieve our mission which is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

The March of Dimes Virginia Chapter

National Brain Tumor Fund Logo

"National Brain Tumor Society is honored to be chosen by Jersey Mike's for their special Month of Giving promotion," said Community Events Manager Bethany Firem. "We are able to support the vast needs of the brain tumor community through the fundraising efforts and generosity of supporters like Jersey Mike's."

Bethany Firem
National Brain Tumor Society

Project Lifesaver - Autism Awareness Logo

“Jersey Mike’s Subs is doing their part to provide for the safety of our loved ones with Autism. This fundraising effort will provide the equipment necessary to supply more children with Project Lifesaver Tracking Wristbands assuring their recovery if they go lost or missing. Thank you Jersey Mike’s for giving us the opportunity to protect our children. Please do your part and visit a Jersey Mike’s store. You can make the difference!”

Amy Gary, AAF ED
Autism Advocate Foundation, Inc.

Child Advocates Logo

“While Child Advocates is thrilled to be included in the Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, we know – as Jersey Mike’s customers – that giving back is more than a month-long endeavor for them,” says Child Advocates, Inc. CEO Sonya Galvan. “Since making a difference in peoples’ lives is the root of our mission and a key part of the Jersey Mike’s corporate culture, our partnership with them is not only a perfect fit, but also a great pleasure to be a part of.”

Child Advocates

Arthritis Foundation Logo

“The Arthritis Foundation is elated to join with the Topeka Jersey Mike’s Subs during the Month of Giving promotion. Our local Jersey Mike’s Subs has always given back to the community and to the Arthritis Foundation over the past decade. Thanks Jersey Mike’s Subs for helping the 575,000 Kansans who have doctor-diagnosed arthritis”.

Patty Dick
Arthritis Foundation, Topeka

Star Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding Logo

We at STAR feel so honored to have Jersey Mike's partner with us to help make the world a better place for our neighbors dealing with disabilities or other special challenges. The miracles we witness through the pairing of horse with participant is a wonder to behold... first words, first smiles, first steps, first caring. We appreciate the opportunity to share our stories with the community.

Lynn K. Petr
STAR

"Through valuable local partners like Jersey Mike's, Communities In Schools is working hard to provide our local teens the support services needed in order to succeed! Please help us make a difference in the lives our children and encourage everyone you know to enjoy a delicious Jersey Mike's meal during the March Month of Giving campaign!"

Jill Rogers
Communities In Schools

Greenville Family Partnership Logo

“Community Partnership is vital to our organization, not just in terms of finances, but also because through such partnership we are able to reach more individuals, youth, and families within our community with our message of living healthy and drug-free lives. Over the years, Jersey Mike’s has continued to be a great partner in our mission through their support of Red Ribbon Week, our annual Golf Tournament, and so much more. We at Greenville Family Partnership are very grateful for all Jersey Mike’s has done for us and for our community.”

Carol Reeves
Greenville Family Partnership

Hasbro Childrens Hospital Logo

Hasbro Children’s Hospital is thrilled to be joining forces with Jersey Mike’s in a March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign which will culminate in a nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Make a Difference Day” on March 28! Donations made at any Jersey Mike’s location in the area will go to support the children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Maggie Casey
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Sam Bish Foundation Logo

We are so grateful to Jersey Mike’s in helping us bring hope, help and smiles to families with a Pediatric Cancer diagnosis. These kids don’t have a voice and it is up to us to make sure that these children have a chance of beating cancer. They are our future!

The Sam Bish Foundation

Union Mission Ministries Logo

We are very grateful to Jersey Mike's for their generosity through the Month of Giving in helping the Union Mission provide for hungry and hurting men, women and children in our community.

Linda Jones
Union Mission

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Logo

“The Food Bank is so appreciative of Jersey Mikes support of mission – to make sure no one goes hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.”

Jennifer M. Caslin
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Levine Childrens Hospital Logo

“Levine Children’s Hospital was built by philanthropy and continues to grow and expand thanks to great companies like Jersey Mike’s Subs,” said Mark Griffith of Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. “We are honored to be the beneficiary of their Month of Giving and encourage everyone to stop by their local, favorite Jersey Mike’s Subs to support Levine Children’s Hospital.” Carolinas HealthCare Foundation

Color Your Corner Logo

We appreciate Jersey Mike's and Mike Salem for all your efforts in helping to raise money for The Brynn Monahan Charity Open and Color Your Corner. All money raised will go a long way in brightening the lives of some great local kids that face multiple medical challenges.

Debbie Monahan

Childrens Miracle Network Logo

"We are excited that Jersey Mike's Subs has chosen to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with their fund-raising efforts once again this year, said Laura Lee Potter, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Coordinator for University Health Systems Children's Hospital. "It is through the generosity and support of our corporate sponsors such as Jersey Mike's Subs and their dedicated employees and customers that we are able to provide the very best medical care to sick and injured children. This a wonderful opportunity for the people of eastern North Carolina to join together in making miracles happen for the children in our region."

Children's Miracle Network

American Red Cross - Triangle Chapter Logo

“The American Red Cross provides comfort, safety and hope to 1 in every 10 people in the triangle” said Barry Porter, American Red Cross Regional Director. The American Red Cross depends upon volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. It is partners like Jersey Mike’s and programs like their month of giving that makes it possible for the Red Cross to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.”

American Red Cross
Triangle Area Chapter

Boys and Girls Club of East Texas Logo

Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas would like to thank Jersey Mike’s for helping us help the kids who need us the most!

Christy Galbraith
Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas

Cedar Lake Lodge Logo

“Jersey Mike’s makes a quality sub, and Cedar Lake delivers quality service and support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We think that makes for a great partnership in Louisville.”

H. James Richardson
Cedar Lake Inc.

United Rehabilitation Services Logo

We appreciate the support of the community and Jersey Mike's for selecting United Rehabilitation Services as the Month of Giving Charity Recipient" said Dennis Grant, Executive Director of URS. "We are proud of our 55-year history of providing programs and services to children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Developmental Disorders and many other disabilities. 100% of the donations received from Jersey Mikes will stay in our community to serve local children and adults," he added.

Dennis Grant
United Rehabilitation Services (URS)

Seattle Childrens Hospital Logo

"Seattle Children's Hospital is thrilled to be the beneficiary of Jersey Mike's Month of Giving. Funds raised through this promotion will help us provide the best care for our patients and families."

Michele Smith
Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Special Olympics Logo

Special Olympics Indiana is thrilled to partner with Jersey Mike’s Subs in the Month of Giving promotion. Jersey Mike’s Subs has been a strong supporter of our Polar Plunge event to benefit Special Olympics Indiana for the last three years. The proceeds from the Month of Giving fundraiser will help support the nation’s largest Special Olympics basketball tournament.

Scott Furnish
Special Olympics Indiana

Richmond Childrens Hospital Logo

On behalf of Children’s Hospital Foundation I would like to thank Jersey Mike’s Subs for doing their Month of Giving for our benefit. It is because of organizations like Jersey Mike’s Subs that allow Children’s Hospital Foundation to provide financial support needed to Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

Stephanie Allan
Children's Hospital Foundation

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Logo

"The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is delighted to partner with Jersey Mike's Subs to raise autism awareness in our community, and give us this opportunity to raise funds to support our mission," said Emily Levine, Autism Society Executive Director.

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, the state’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Autism Society

Fairview High School Logo

"Fairview Park City Schools supports Jersey Mike's for their Month of Giving," said Fairview Park City School District Superintendent Brion Deitsch. "Support from our community is beneficial to have when educating tomorrow's leaders. Together we are all learning to believe and achieve."

Fairview Park City Schools

Susan G. Komen Logo

“We want to thank Jersey Mike’s for choosing the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a charity partner. We are thrilled that they are raising funds and helping us to fulfill our promise of a world without breast cancer.”

Kathy Purcell
Executive Director

Sacred Heart Hospital Logo

"Jersey Mike's Emerald Coast team (in Florida's panhandle) is definitely focused on community involvement. We can always depend on Dan McDonald and his local franchises for scrumptous and prompt service with a smile. Whether its serving boxed lunches to 150 triathlon volunteers, providing subs to golfers out on "the links" at our Charity Golf Classic or delivering lunch for a board meeting, we recognize Jersey Mike's Subs as a staunch supporter of Sacred Heart Health System. Thank you Jersey Mike's!"

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast

Boys & Girls Club Logo

"The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego is honored to be chosen by Jersey Mike's for their special Month of Giving promotion," said Director of Development Elizabeth Schiff.

"We are able to provide a structured, safe and fun place for over 25,000 youth with the support of tremendous corporate partners such as Jersey Mike's through their fundraising efforts and generosity."

Jonathan Greene
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

East Alabama Medical Center Foundation Logo

We are very thankful to Jersey Mike’s for their support of the EAMC Foundation and the programs of East Alabama Medical Center. Providing high quality, compassionate health care to our community drives everything we do. We appreciate it when local businesses join us by supporting our mission and give back to their local community.

Julia O. Pipes
EAMC Foundation

Muscular Dystrophy Association Logo

“It has been a pleasure working with Jersey Mike’s. We are honored that Danny Malamis and Team Washington are supporting The Muscular Dystrophy Association. All of the donations stay local and enables the MDA to provide clinic visits, durable medical equipment loans and repairs, support group sessions and a fully accessible summer camp to kids ages six to 17. We love Jersey Mike’s and are so grateful for their support!”

Marisa Danto
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Lexington Medical Center Foundation Logo

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is honored to have been chosen as the recipient of Jersey's Mike's Month of Giving. Every dollar raised through this partnership will go to support the many programs funded by the LMC Foundation, which work to ensure that all in our community have access to the quality health services they need. From providing prescriptions and life-saving treatment, to awarding nursing scholarships, the Foundation works to keep our community healthy today, and tomorrow. The support received from generous donors enables the Foundation to touch the lives of those in our community each and everyday, and we couldn't be more appreciative of your support.

Timothy M. James
Lexington Medical Center Foundation

Helping Hand Home For Children Logo

“Helping Hand Home for Children is excited to partner with Jersey Mikes during the March Month of Giving program. This support enables us to continue providing the best possible care available to our children. The young boys and girls we serve have suffered extreme abuse and neglect. Our goal is to treat the past but emphasize the hope tomorrow brings our children.” Ted Keyser, Executive Director at Helping Hand Home for Children.

Julie Freeman
Helping Hand Home for Children

Big Bend Homeless Coalition Logo

“Support from our local community is critical to working to end homelessness in the Big Bend. We value the opportunity to partner with Jersey Mike’s and encourage everyone to enjoy a Jersey Mike’s meal while making a difference in our local community’s efforts to end homelessness,” said Susan Pourciau, Executive Director of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition.

Destiny Tolbert
Big Bend Homeless Coalition

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Logo

We are pleased to be partnering with Jersey Mike’s during The Month of Giving Promotion. Jersey Mike’s efforts will help us achieve our goal of curing blood cancer. Hats off to Jersey Mike’s for leading the way in community involvement.

Paul Jeter
LLS South Carolina

Levine Childrens Hospital Logo

"Levine Children’s Hospital was built by philanthropy and continues to grow and expand thanks to great companies like Jersey Mike’s Subs,” said Mark Griffith of Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. “We are honored to be the beneficiary of their Month of Giving and encourage everyone to stop by their local, favorite Jersey Mike’s Subs to support Levine Children’s Hospital.”

Children's Miracle Network

Ryan's Quest Logo

When we learned that Ryan's Quest was the chosen charity for the "Month of Giving" promotion, we were very excited and honored. Ryan's favorite lunch spot is Jersey Mike's. As we became familiar with this quaint, friendly, & fresh sandwich shop due to Ryan's likings; the owners also became familiar with Ryan and his signature sandwich-the turkey & cheese wrap with honey mustard.

After months of our weekly visits, we were also able to introduce the owners and staff to Ryan's Quest. Jersey Mike's of Hamilton has been a proud supporter of our annual golf tournament for two years. We appreciate their support and belief in our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We are both proud and honored to be recognized as the charity for this promotion.

Thank you again for your support!

Maria & David Schultz
Ryan's Quest

Court Appionted Special Advocates Logo

It is said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” As you eat the most wonderful subs made during March, you will also be supporting CASA and the advocacy we provide for children in the Tri-Cities. Thank you Jersey Mike’s for ‘giving back’ by helping CASA to expedite safe and permanent homes for neglected children coming to the attention of our juvenile courts in our communities through this promotion. CASA is most proud to be chosen to be Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving charity.

Connie Steere
CASA

Wipe Out Kids Cancer Logo

“We are so thankful for the support from Jersey Mike’s and the DFW community in 2010 that allowed us to provide funding for these critical research initiatives that provide hope to pediatric cancer patients. Every advancement in curing pediatric cancer has come through research but cancer is still the #1 cause of death by disease in American children. We hope the DFW community will support the Month of Giving in an even bigger way this year and support our vision of a day when all children are living cancer free.”

Evelyn E. Costolo
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer

Food Bank Logo

“Jersey Mike’s has been a friend of the FoodBank for many years and we are proud to be part of this generous effort to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from the effects of hunger.”

Thanks to everyone at Jersey Mike’s for supporting the FoodBank.

Susan Kelly
FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Intro Press Release

Jersey Mike’s Subs Teams Up With Local Charities For Month Of Giving In March

Month of Giving Logo

Jersey Mike's Subs Stores are joining forces with their local charities in a March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. The campaign will culminate in a nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Make A Difference Day” on March 28. 

During the month of March, customers can make a donation to local charities at their local Jersey Mike’s store. Customers making a $5 donation will receive six specially branded Jersey Mike’s Silly Bandz and a coupon for a free chip and a drink. One hundred percent (100%) of Silly Bandz sales will be donated to the selected charity.

“Make A Difference Day” will take place at Jersey Mike’s stores nationwide to benefit more than 60 different charities in celebration of the Northeast-style sub franchise’s 55th Anniversary. On March 28, everyone is invited to make a minimum contribution of a dollar in exchange for special offers at each local Jersey Mike's Store... although the hope is that customers will respond by giving even more. 

Long before “cause-related marketing” became popular, reaching out to the community was a key component of Jersey Mike’s mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well. 

“Early on I learned from my mentors, local businesspeople, the importance of giving back to the community,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO.  “That is the model I chose for Jersey Mike's and we have been doing it since the beginning. The philosophy of giving back is important to us and that’s why we chose to celebrate the milestone marking our 55th year with our first ever ‘Make a Difference Day’, a national effort to ensure deserving charities get the funding they need.”

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About Jersey Mike’s 

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic Northeast style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with 55 years ago. The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.

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