Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises $1.7M For Charities During Nationwide “Month of Giving”
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, once again called on the support of sub sandwich lovers everywhere who made a substantial difference this March during the third annual “Month of Giving” by helping to raise an unprecedented $1.7 million for 86 different charities nationwide.
“Our extraordinarily generous customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners have outdone themselves this year during our third annual Month of Giving,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “We are grateful to each and every one of them. With the passionate participation of our local communities, this year we were able to more than double our Month of Giving contributions to our charity partners as they continue every day to make a difference in their local communities.”
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 27, a day-long nationwide event when 100 percent of the day’s sales were donated to each local charity partner. The charity recipients included hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.
Last year’s “Month of Giving” raised $858,000 for 74 local charities. Since 2010, including proceeds from this year’s “Month of Giving” campaign, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised almost $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
- Charities & Totals
- Charity Stories
This March, Jersey Mike’s partnered with 86 local charities for our 3rd Annual Month of Giving. Each group is doing amazing work in their local community. We’d like to tell you about some of them.
19 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area raised nearly $100,000 for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC). This market was a key inspiration for the national program and in the last four years the Month of Giving has raised $325,000 for WOKC which has used the financial support to fund research trials investigating new treatment options for childhood cancers and to expand the Buddy Bag program for newly diagnosed families.
W. Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce
13 Jersey Mike’s locations in the West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce area raised $47,000 for Quantum House, a supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. This is the first time Quantum House has participated in the fundraiser.
Atlanta - Bert’s Big Adventure
31 Atlanta area restaurants raised more than $82,000 for Bert’s Big Adventure. The market ranked fifth nationwide when it came to the largest Month of Giving donations in the Jersey Mike’s system. This is the fourth year Jersey Mike’s has partnered with the charity, started by radio personality Bert Weiss and his wife Stacey. The organization provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families as well as year round support.
California Inland Empire - Steven’s Hope for Children
8 California Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s restaurants raised more than $35,000 to support Steven’s Hope for Children and its mission to help families of seriously ill or injured children. "This will make a really big impact,” said Tony Cappelli, who founded the organization with his wife Sandy.
- Charity Quotes
Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills is excited to partner with Jersey Mike’s. Support from the community guarantees that all children regardless of backgrounds and circumstances, have a safe place to go after school and in the summer. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills is committed to helping children learn and grow in a safe and healthy way and to graduate from high school with an interest for the future. Thank you for your help!!” -Caroline Eddy, Executive Director
Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County
“The month of giving is an extreme blessing for us. Our organization serves at risk youth and kids and provides quality programming at little to no cost. It is because of partners like jersey mikes and the month of giving program that allow us to continue to do our work in the community. This money will not only create awareness, it will help us tutor and mentor kids, provide them with snacks and give them much needed supplies for school. I can’t express enough gratitude to the jersey mikes family for making this a possibility!” -Brian Guengerich
Berts Big Adventure
Columbus & Atlanta, GA
“I can’t begin to thank Jersey Mike’s enough for the support they’ve offered Bert’s Big Adventure through their annual Month of Giving campaign. They’ve remained a top-level sponsor due to their efforts, and it’s easy to see that they truly believe in our cause. Without sponsors like Jersey Mike’s, Bert’s Big Adventure couldn’t continue helping children with special needs. The support we receive every year from organizations like Jersey Mike’s is the lifeblood of our organization.”- Bert, Founder
Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation
“Proceeds raised from the Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving will benefit Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. The Burn Foundation provides free lodging and daily meals for the families of patients being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Following their hospitalization the Burn Foundation assures no patient leaves without medication for pain and infection, anti-scarring garments, and appropriate transportation.” Bobbie Jo Gainey, Development Director
Helping Hand Home For Children
“Helping Hand Home for Children is excited to once again partner with Jersey Mike’s Subs during the March Month of Giving program,” said Ted Keyser, Executive Director at Helping Hand Home for Children. “This support enables us to provide 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.”
Take a Vet Fishing
“A great big salute and thank you to Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving from Take-A-Vet-Fishing in Connecticut! Your support is a testament to the compassion and goodwill which our disabled and recovering veterans deserve to have in their lives after serving their country. Our mission is simple, to get vets and their staff out of the clinical environment for a relaxing day of fishing. Everything needed is provided including equipment, food and drink. After that... things take care of themselves. Whether a vet seeks solitude or camaraderie, fishing or fellowship, the results are remarkable and often profound. Jersey Mike’s has been there helping us for several years. It doesn’t hurt that the vets love Jersey Mike’s subs! Thank you, with all our heart! “- Board of Directors, Take-A-Vet-Fishing
Thank you, Jersey Mike’s Subs customers throughout greater Birmingham. Your donations from the Month of Giving at Jersey Mike’s Subs will help Alabamians with physical disabilities to enjoy a more healthy, independent life by participating in Lakeshore’s many exercise, recreation and sports programs. Your generosity will also help assure that injured U.S. military and their family members can regain active lives together through involvement in our successful ’Lima Foxtrot’ sports and recreation camps - at no cost whatsoever to our military families.”- Jeff Underwood, President, Lakeshore Foundation
Watauga High School
“Watauga High School is proud to partner with Jersey Mike’s in their Month of Giving. Please visit Jersey’s Mike’s during this time as they work with us to sponsor our extra curricular activities and our Mr. WHS community fundraiser. Donations will go towards various student programs as well as needy families in the community.” -Emily Nolte- Student Council Teacher
Windwood Family Services
“Windwood Family Services is thrilled to once again partner with Jersey Mikes. We’ve learned that the team at Jersey Mikes is as dedicated to the quality of their community, as they are to the product they put their name to every day. Proceeds from the month of giving will provide food, shelter, medical and emotional care to South Carolina boys that have been victims of abuse and neglect. Thank you for your support” -Kristin Power, Director of Development Windwood Family Services.
Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids
“We’ve never worked with a company so generous to our charity, Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. It’s so refreshing when someone has a product that we love and they turn out to be really nice people! With the Month Of Giving commitment, we’re able to commit to more children with special needs to DisneyWorld.” -Ace & TJ, Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids
Emergency Food Bank
“Donations made through Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving will help the emergency food bank provide nutritional food to people in our area. They are so grateful!” - Jim Grant, Food Drive Chair
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
“How wonderful that Jersey Mike’s chose the children treated at Lurie Children’s as the local beneficiaries of Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving campaign,” said Tom Sullivan, President of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation. “Philanthropic support is critical to ensure that all children have access to the best pediatric healthcare possible. Funds raised through the Month of Giving will support the areas of greatest need at Lurie Children’s, helping to enable the hospital to provide specialty pediatric care for the more than 149,000 patients and families who come from far and wide for treatment. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s!”
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
“The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is honored to be part of the Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving program,” said YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Marketing and Communications Director Kathy Lehr. “Your generous donations will help us teach a child to swim, provide them with a healthy balanced meal, enable them to have a safe and nurturing atmosphere before and after school, and give them the opportunity to experience camp for the first time.” The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is committed to nurturing the potential in kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility in all that we do. “We believe that no one should be turned away from the Y due to their inability to pay. To assist those who face economic challenges, every year we raise nearly $2 million in our Annual Support Campaign and allocate over $3.5 million, so that individuals and families may become members of the Y on an income-based sliding fee scale,” Lehr added.
Wish Upon A Hero Foundation
“The Wish Upon A Hero Foundation is thankful to be a part of Jersey Mike’s Annual Month of Giving. Funds raised will help families still in need from Hurricane Sandy, assist families battling health conditions and help provide financial relief to our military vets.” -Dave Girgenti , Founder.
The Monahan Foundation, Color Your Corner
“For the past few years, Mike and Renee Salem, owners of Jersey Mike’s, Willoughby and Chardon, Ohio have supported The Monahan Foundation’s, Color Your Corner. With the money raised through Jersey Mike’s, Month of Giving, we have been able to enhance the environment of technology dependent children by giving them professionally decorated rooms that accentuates their personalities and enhances their lives. More and more technology dependent children are blessed to be able to live at home with their families. With that blessing comes a lot of medical equipment and at times the child’s room can take on the look of a hospital environment. Our decorators incorporate the child’s medical needs into their design but works with the children on their interests which are incorporated into the design. In 2012 Color Your Corner completed 8 different rooms that were recommended by the Child Life Specialists at University Hospitals Cleveland, Rainbows Babies and Children’s Hospital. We were able to do this many rooms in large part due to the generosity of Jersey Mike’s and Mike and Renee Salem. We truly are blessed to have Jersey Mike’s in our community. The Month of Giving really shows Jersey Mike’s commitment to the communities where they do business.”
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is privileged to partner with Jersey Mike’s for their Month of Giving. So many in our community are touched by the care at Children’s Hospital, and we are grateful for Jersey Mike’s including our communities in their fundraising efforts. Your contribution will directly impact a child’s greatest need—their spirit! Whether it is quality services provided or Child Life therapy, your donation contributes to the spirit and vitality of a patient.” -Development Coordinator, Wesley Shaw
the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
“THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES WE MAKE ALMOST EVERY DAY, ARE LEADING TO MORE EFFECTIVE CARE. I SEE THE IMPACT OUR ADVANCEMENTS ARE MAKING WITH MY PATIENTS AND I KNOW THAT WE ARE MAKING STRIDES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. YOUR SUPPORT IS TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND WE WILL ONE DAY ACHIEVE OUR VISION OF A CANCER-FREE WORLD.” William Farrar, MD Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Director, The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Director, Medical Affairs, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Cookville Pregnancy Clinic
“Thank you, Mindy Richards and Jersey Mikes of Cookeville, TN for choosing us to be the charity in your Month of Giving campaign. Your gifts will help us be here to support women in unplanned pregnancies. From pregnancy tests, and ultrasound, to diapers and wipes in our parent education program… your donations at Jersey Mikes will help us help those in need.” Nancy Knowlton, Executive Director Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
“Each day 46 children in America receive the devastating news that they have cancer. One in every 5 will not survive this diagnosis. Thanks to the incredible support of donors like Jersey Mike’s, we are making a difference in the fight for better treatments and the search for a cure,” said Evelyn Costolo, CEO for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. “Jersey Mike’s understands the importance of standing together for the future of our children. The funds raised through the Month of Giving will provide funding for critical research projects that give hope to our vision of a day when all children are living cancer free. Thank you Jersey Mike’s for your continued support.”
United Rehabilitation Services
“United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for local children and adults with disabilities and has served more than 250,000 individuals during the past 57 years, said Dennis Grant, Executive Director. “Our comprehensive daycare, vocational and therapy programs promote independence, community inclusion and support for our clients and their families. We are honored to be a recipient for Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving for a third year,” he added.
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“In Colorado, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital funds benefit the Children’s Fund at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Children’s Fund gifts allow the hospital to quickly improve the care we offer to every child who walks through our doors. Children’s Colorado served 163,736 children in 2011 and we expect to see even more kids and teens in the years to come. We strive to provide each child we care for - as well as each child’s family - with the best possible healthcare experience and outcome. Gifts to the Children’s Fund help us do just that.” -Monique Bronner, Communications Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
“Destin Harvest is quite honored to earn the support of Jersey Mikes this month. The funds Destin Harvest receives from Jersey Mikes’ ’Month of Giving’ will go to make necessary repairs on our truck’s refrigeration unit. This effort benefits the whole community and aids Destin Harvest in eliminating hunger in Okaloosa and Walton County!” Chris Leavenworth, Executive Director
Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“The efforts of Jersey Mike’s along with those of their customers, make the Month of Giving very special for the children and families of Beaumont Children’s Hospital,” said Matt Romkey, Associate Director for the Beaumont Foundation. “The funds they collect help to support Children’s Miracle Network, which funds more than 33-pediatric programs at Beaumont Children’s Hospital each year. Donations collected by Jersey Mike’s will help to fund Beaumont’s Student Heart Check program. This program has provided more than 8,000 student heart screenings since 2007, free of charge thanks to the generous support of local donors and corporations like Jersey Mike’s.”
Karen Chandler Trust
The Karen Chandler Trust assisted greater than 30 cancer patients in 2012. All of them resided in Cumberland County. They extended from ages 4-70 and all battling cancer. We assisted these families by helping with their utility payments as well as housing, food and gas for traveling back and forth to their medical treatments. 100% of all donations went to help these patients and their family as they fight this dreaded decease. We had a record year and paid out greater than $25,000 to these families in need. KCT has been helping cancer patients in Cumberland County since 1999.
Stop Children’s Cancer
“Stop Children’s Cancer is very proud to team with Jersey Mike’s Subs during the Month of Giving Campaign as we work together to help children with cancer.”- Julie V. Hill, Executive Director
Vidant Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
Greenville/New Bern/Washington, NC
“We are thrilled 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 Program Director for Vidant 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 is a wonderful opportunity for the people of eastern North Carolina to join together in making miracles happen for the children of our region.”
Greenville Family Partnership
“Each year, Jersey Mike’s continues to support our mission to keep our children and youth healthy, safe and drug free. Their passion and support for our mission helps us to continue the work we do, even when it is hard at times. We know we can always count on Jersey Mike’s to help keep our community nourished not just with food, but with the important messages our youth need to hear.”-Carol Reeves, Director/CEO
“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 Mikes since the inception of Ryan’s Quest five years ago. They are truly a community partner and a family favorite. Thank you for all you do!” -Maria Schultz
“We are so grateful for the partnership with Jersey Mike’s and your month of giving. Because of your continued support, we are able to continue our goal to break the cycle of child abuse which allows us to provide a voice for more abused and neglected children.” -Sonya Galvan, CEO
Kids to Love
“Our school supply drive is an easy way for people to make a big difference in the life of a foster child, even if they can’t make a big donation,” says Lee Marshall, Kids to Love founder and president. “It costs only $20.00 to provide a backpack filled with school supplies. It may seem small, but a new backpack can give a child a shot of self-confidence he needs to succeed in the classroom. We are excited to partner with Jersey Mike’s and give foster children a chance at an education.”
March of Dimes Indiana Chapter
“March of Dimes is excited to have the continued support of Jersey Mike’s through their Month of Giving,” says Judy Swiecicki. “The money raised will help March of Dimes fund local programs that help Moms and families have healthier babies and research to help tiny and sick babies survive and thrive.” Continued, Judy Swiecicki “while a family may have been thinking about their baby for 9 months, we’ve been thinking about that baby for 75 years. It is because of the support of efforts like the Month of Giving we can continue our fight for the lives and health of babies. “ -Judy Swiecicki, March of Dimes Central Indiana Division Executive Director
Steven’s Hope for Children
Inland Empire, CA
“Jersey Mike’s is helping to change and positively impact lives around the country. To be part of the Month of Giving and the Day of Giving helps Steven’s Hope for Children feed, clothe and support families with seriously ill children. Together we are saving lives.” - Tony Cappelli, Co-Founder and President, Steven’s Hope for Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
“As an organization devoted to building relationships that transform the lives of children, families, volunteers and communities across northeast Florida, we are honored to have the support of Jersey Mike’s Subs. This partnership plays a pivotal role in the continued growth and success of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.” - CEO, Warren Grymes
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Las Vegas, NV
“We are so grateful to the good people at Jersey Mike’s for being so involved with our community. Our new community partnership with them has become so very special to us as we have seen the good hearts they have and the passion they show in their efforts to help all of those we serve. The month of March will be amazing and especially March 27th will be a very special day of giving, as 100% of the stores proceeds come to us. We feel honored be involved with such a caring and giving organization.”- Jeff R Gordon, President/CEO
Scotland Cancer Treatment Center through Scotland Memorial Foundation
Laurinburg Greater Area, NC
“We are thrilled that Ronnie Gibson and Jersey Mike’s in both Laurinburg and Pembroke have selected Scotland Cancer Treatment Center as the organization of choice for the 31 days of the Month of Giving. We look forward to partnering with them during the month of March to raise funds for the support of our cancer center. The funds will go directly to help our patients by providing medications, transportation, personal care items, and wigs as well as a new examination chair. We are very excited about being selected and really appreciate Jersey Mike’s for supporting our patients as they strive to win their battle against cancer.” Dotti Matthews - Scotland Cancer Treatment Center & Kirsten Dean - Scotland Memorial Foundation
“Lincoln TeamMates considers it an honor and privilege to partner with Jersey’s Mikes, an organization with such a rich history of community involvement and support.”-Walter Powell “The funds raised will help to support the over 1000 mentor-student matches in Lincoln. “-Walter Powell, Coordinator, Lincoln TeamMates
Talbert Family Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
“We’re very proud to announce our association with Jersey Mike’s. They operate on the local level and are looking to make a difference in their local communities, which is something we strongly support. The funds raised will go to families suffering from catastrophic illnesses and will be used to supplement their living expenses, medical bills, insurance premiums and other incidentals,” said Julie Talbert, Executive Director the Talbert Family Foundation. “People don’t often realize that along with all the emotional and physical stress that comes with cancer, the financial stress can be just as devastating. Our foundation was created to support this need and we’re excited to find a partner like Jersey Mike’s with similar values.”
Cedar Lake Foundation
“Cedar Lake is proud and honored to partner with Jersey Mikes. Collectively, we will be able to provide supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life full of abundant possibilities. The funding we receive will assist those who are indigent- those who have inadequate resources, and/or have no family to assist with supports.” -Tara Oliver, Director of Communications
United Way of Lynchburg
“It is very exciting for United Way of Central Virginia to team up with community-minded Jersey Mike’s in an effort to help area residents in need. By partnering with United Way of Central Virginia, Jersey Mike’s is making an impact in not just one area, but three; education, income and health-enabling their contribution to touch more lives and make a greater difference.” -Marie Martin, Executive Director, United Way of Central Virginia
The Children’s Hunger Project
As the Founder of our charity, I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we are for The Children’s Hunger Project to be chosen as a beneficiary during the Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving. The level of support offered to us is nothing short of amazing! This will be a great boost to us in a number of ways. First, from a financial standpoint, this is of significant importance since the only thing that limits our ability to feed more kids is money. Hate to put it in such basic terms, but that is the reality. Of equal importance, though, is to have our message spread to the thousands of Jersey Mike’s customers in our area. Most people are not even aware of the significant hunger and malnutrition problem going on with elementary school age kids in our own back yard. With awareness of the problem through exposure by the Jersey Mike’s Subs locations, we will get financial support from people we might never have reached without your campaign. - Robert Barnes, co-founder
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin
“Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving will help make magical wishes come true for Wisconsin children with life-threatening medical conditions. We are so grateful for their support and the contributions of their customers.” - Patti Gorsky, President & CEO
Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
“On behalf of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, I’d like to extend my appreciation to Jersey Mike’s Subs for selecting us as a Month of Giving recipient. Their support - along with the contributions of their patrons - will provide items from our patient ’wish list’ which make spending time in the hospital less difficult for children and their families. Things like age-appropriate toys and activities help alleviate stress for all patients - from infants through teens. Your contributions make this possible. Thank you.” - Jeff Weness, Sr. Director of Corporate Development
SOS Health Care Inc., Project Lifesaver Program
Myrtle Beach, SC
“After last year’s Month of Giving, SOS Health Care was able to purchase seven new Project Lifesaver bracelets as well as batteries, straps and other essential equipment to keep the program running smoothly. Our goal at SOS Health Care is to never have anyone pay for that safety of a loved one! With Jersey Mike’s Subs support and the community, we have been able to do so! We are very grateful to be a part of the Month of Giving from Jersey Mike’s Subs.” -Monique Clement, Executive Assistant & Project Lifesaver Coordinator
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“Jersey Mike’s became a CMN Hospitals partner for the Nashville market in 2012 and raised $50,000 in that inaugural year! I have been impressed by their passion for helping kids in need in their community and look forward to our 2nd annual Month of Giving.” -Karen Hunter-Lowery, Director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund
“Jersey Mike’s is a Jersey Shore institution and as such understands the devastation of Hurricane Sandy first-hand because their friends, family and employees live in these communities,” said First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who serves as Chair of the Fund. “We are proud to partner with Jersey Mike’s and thank them for their help in raising much-needed funds for the recovery effort. There is a long road ahead but New Jerseyans are proud, determined and dedicated to rebuilding better and stronger. We pledge to be an ongoing resource for New Jersey Sandy relief in the months and years ahead.”
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
“One in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “No child should have to worry where their next meal will come from. Thanks to Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, we can ensure that more children will receive adequate nutrition through our Food for Kids childhood hunger programs. Last year, Jersey Mike’s raised more than $26,000 to fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma. We hope the community will come together once again for this great cause.”
Heartland Habitat for Humanity
“Heartland Habitat for Humanity is honored to participate in Jersey Mike’s ’Month of Giving’. It is only through the support of our sponsors, donors and faithful volunteers that we are able to build strong neighborhoods and communities in partnership with local families in need of safe, affordable housing. With the help of Jersey Mike’s and other generous sponsors, Heartland Habitat is impacting the problem of poverty housing throughout our community.” Kate Fields, Director of Resource Development
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving campaign! The funds raised during the month of March will help to grant the wishes of Alabama children with life-threatening medical conditions.” - Nora Banks, Development Manager
Hugz from Bugz
Orlando/Daytona Beach, FL
“Hugz From Bugz is so thankful to be associated with Jersey Mike’s during the Month of Giving 2013. The donations generated will be used to assist children and families coping with childhood cancer by providing them with financial assistance, theme park tickets, care packages, toys for the children, and most of all - A SMILE!” Chad Ebbert, HUGZ FROM BUGZ
Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“When you give a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, your entire donation goes to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital- and the money is used where it’s needed most. Most often, donations are used for life-saving equipment that supports providing healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe and healthcare that leaves no one behind. Children’s Hospital patients are provided quality care, regardless of their ability to pay.” -Marina Holley, Foundation Development Coordinator
Mario Lemieux Foundation
“Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving is a tremendous program, and we are proud to be the beneficiary for the month of March in Pittsburgh. All proceeds will be used to support the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s cancer research projects, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.” - Andrew Parish, Marketing Manager, Mario Lemieux Foundation
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
“Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is pleased and honored to have been chosen as a Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving partner. Randall Children’s Hospital offers an innovative approach to children’s health care. It’s a place where complex medical and surgical care is blended with a peaceful environment to create a new world of healing and health. From routine care to the most complex cases, pediatricians and families trust us to provide the region’s most advanced care. We thank Jersey Mike’s and the community for their incredible generosity in helping us create a place where kids can be kids, even while they’re healing.” -Liz MacDonell, Executive Director, Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
“Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving program perfectly blends the spirit of giving with community support,” said Sherrie Mazur, VP of Communications. “We are grateful to this generous organization for embracing our mission of funding cancer research and educating their customers about our cause, while at the same time enjoying delicious sandwiches.”
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
“Children’s Hospital Foundation is so grateful to have the support of Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving Campaign again in 2013! Funds raised through this campaign will allow our Foundation to continue supporting the 50,000 children that are served by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). We rely heavily on our community to continue providing financial assistance to CHoR. Thank you so much for your continued support!” -Stephanie Allan, Director of Special Events, Children’s Hospital Foundation
San Antonio, TX
“Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving Program helped SA Youth tremendously last year. Because of your donations, SA Youth helped 3,200 kids stay off the streets and out of trouble. We served almost a million hot meals to hungry children after school and during the long summer months when school’s not in session. And, 138 young people who had previously quit school got a second chance at life, by coming to SA Youth to work on getting a high school diploma and a job skill. These young people built an environmentally friendly home which earned the city’s greenbuilding award. Thank you for making a difference that counts! Because of Jersey Mike’s, SA Youth is changing lives”. Cynthia Le Monds, CEO
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA
“The success of our Jersey Mike’s partnership is phenomenal! It is due in large part to the outstanding leadership and support of Jersey Mike’s employees and the communities in which they serve,” said Mindy Collins, Rady Children’s Director of Corporate and Community Development. “We deeply appreciate all of the support Jersey Mike’s continues to give Rady Children’s. The funds they raise support our Patient Care Fund, which allows us to provide support to the hospitals highest and greatest needs. Jersey Mike’s commitment to Rady Children’s helps to safeguard San Diego’s most precious community resource, our children.”
Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus Program
“The Sailor Circus of Sarasota, Florida is thrilled to be chosen by Jersey Mike’s Subs for the Month of Giving. With this partnership we are able to continue serving the youth of Sarasota by providing a safe environment to learn life skills through the exciting tradition of the circus arts. The Month of Giving allows us to provide our program to students whose parents cannot afford after school specialty programs. Together with Jersey Mike’s we are able to teach our students the importance of community and giving back to the community that one lives in.” -Joan Leonard, Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus Administrative Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire
“It is an honor to partner with our local Jersey Mike’s owners and their team during the Month of Giving for a second year in a row. Last year the employees went above and beyond to promote our organization’s mission and programs. The money raised greatly impacted our services and we are grateful to have such a strong partnership.” -Nikole Gore-Layton, Executive Director
Seattle Children’s Hospital
“We are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving for the third year in a row! This partnership, along with the community supporting it, allows us to provide skilled and compassionate care to today’s patients while researching tomorrow’s cures.” Michele Smith, Seattle Children’s Foundation Trustee
Yellow Ribbon Fund
“While the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s mission is to “Welcome Our Injured Service Members Home,” our biggest efforts go into helping families be with their loved one during a most difficult time. This is critical to the healing process for both the injured and the families. Providing free hotel rooms or apartments; free rental cars or cab rides around town - these keep the families together and enables them to spend the time they need with each other. “ -Mark Robbins, Executive Director
East Texas Angel Network
“Our organization is so grateful to be a part of Jersey Mike’s month of giving. The money raised will go towards financially assisting families who have children with life threatening or serious illnesses. The donations will be such a blessing to our Angel families.” -Miki Strong, Assistant to Director
Central Illinois Foodbank
“Funds from the Month of Giving will help the Foodbank continue to secure fresh produce items for hungry children, family, and seniors in Central Illinois.”- Kaleigh Friend, Public Relations Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
“Thanks to our generous community partners like Jersey Mike’s, St. Louis’ three Ronald McDonald Houses are able to provide comfort and care to 59 families every night, and an additional 80 families every day through our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms,” said Dan Harbaugh, RMHC St. Louis president.
Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
State College, PA
“We’re so grateful to Jersey Mike’s support of the Four Diamonds Fund. Every dollar raised is FTK - for the kids - helping to relieve the financial pressures Four Diamonds families face when their child has cancer and ensuring that our research teams have the resources they need to continue their search for a cure to childhood cancer. Thanks for everything you do during the Month of Giving and throughout the year to support children fighting cancer! “ -Suzanne Graney, CFRE Director
“We are truly blessed that Jersey Mike’s has once again chosen to support Kidz1stFund for their Month of Giving event this March,” says Kidz1stFund Chairwoman, Candi Fisher. “Jimbo and I have realized throughout the past year and a half that without the help from the Tallahassee community and all the generous individuals who’ve joined our fight, we could never have accomplished our goal of giving over $1M to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital - the largest Fanconi anemia treatment center in the country. FA is a rare disease that affects our son and so many others. To be able to join forces with Jersey Mike’s and raise much needed awareness and research dollars is such a wonderful gift.”
All Children’s Hospital, your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
“We are thrilled Jersey Mike’s has selected All Children’s Hospital as a Month of Giving beneficiary,” says Stephanie Hall, Director of CMNH Programs for All Children’s Hospital. “These dollars will benefit our region’s children now and in the future. Your donations will be used where they are needed most at All Children’s Hospital - supporting the programs and services that help kids throughout our community today as well as growth, research and teaching to help tomorrow’s youngsters.”
Bristol Speedway Children’s Charities
Tri Cities, VA/TN
“We are extremely honored that Jersey Mike’s chose Speedway Children’s Charities for their Month of Giving in March. It speaks volumes about their community involvement and desire to help those in need. Our goal is to make life better for thousands of children in our region and their generosity will help us reach this goal.” -Speedway Children’s Charities, Executive Director, Claudia Byrd.
Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas
“It is important to receive support like this from the community to help enable the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas to provide its programs and services to all kids in East Texas. It is our desire for this organization to become an effective bridge ministry connecting community, parents, schools, churches, community partners & businesses to make a positive impact in the lives of young people in all of East Texas,” says Kevin East, President/CPO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas. “Without the support of the community this mission will not be possible. By choosing to be a part of the Jersey Mike’s ’Month of Giving’ you will have directly made a positive impact on the life of a child in our own community.”
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington D.C., MD/VA
At Children’s National, we have high expectations and strive to be better,” said Kurt D. Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center. “We have a responsibility to do what’s right for the children who need us. Together, we will shape a great future for Children’s National and all children.”
West Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce, FL
“Our partnership with Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving is going to impact hundreds of children and their families while they stay at Quantum House. It will allow us to continue to provide compassionate lodging and care while these children suffer from a serious medical condition. Jersey Mike’s ’gets it’ and know how to do things that matter and we are very grateful.” -Roberta Jurney, Executive Director
Westfield Area Y
“The Westfield Area Y is thrilled to be partnering with Jersey Mike’s. Whether due to unemployment, poor health, financial hardship or special circumstance, people struggle to provide for their families. At the Y, our financial assistance program serves as a safety net for families in need. We are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Thank you for helping us help our community.” -Bonnie Cohen, Director, Communications & Development
Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey
“Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are appreciative to Jersey Mike’s for their continued partnership and support that helps to provide afterschool programming to youth in need across the state of New Jersey. Support from Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving provides Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey with critical funding for afterschool programs for at-risk youth.” -Cari Tarica, Project Director, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey
The Arc of Wichita County, Inc.
Wichita Falls, TX
“It is ability that matters not disability.” -Michelle O. Crow, Program Coordinator, The Arc of Wichita County
Poplar Grove Plantation
“Poplar Grove Plantation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to education, preservation and service to the community, celebrates Jersey Mike’s support through the Month of Giving to help foster an awareness of the complex issues surrounding race, class, and gender in a cultural, social, political, geographical and historical context. The funds will help to provide an opportunity to expand the role of slavery and the value of exercising democratic principles through an archival display of historical documents and photographs.” - Caroline C. Lewis, Executive Director of Poplar Grove Plantation
This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, is joining forces with 86 local charities for the company’s 3rd Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Last year’s Month of Giving raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike’s hope to raise even more.
During the month of March, customers 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.
The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 27 when 100% of the day’s sales are donated to the local partner charity. View a list of participating restaurants and for more information on charity partners.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving in support of one of your local charities,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. “The opportunities to give are all around us so we hope this March you will join us to make a difference in someone’s life.”
“Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has been the mission of Jersey Mike’s from the beginning. Just since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
This philosophy coupled with the company’s passion for quality products – Jersey Mike’s wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters – has fueled the sub sandwich chain’s popularity.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011. Today, the fast-casual sub sandwich franchise has more than 750 stores open and under development nationwide.