- For this year’s Annual Month of Giving, Jersey Mike’s Subs donated all their sales, amounting to $15 million, to over 200 charities.
- The incredible donation exceeded its $8 million goal, as well as last year’s $7.3 million.
- The company, popular for its in-store freshly-baked bread, fulfilled its mission: “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.”
Jersey Mike’s Subs donated $15 million to more than 200 charities. All of its more than 1,900 stores donated every penny of sales, not just profits, to hospitals, youth organizations, and food banks.
The incredible donation surpassed the company’s goal of raising $8 million for its Annual Month of Giving that started in 2011, as well as the $7.3 million it donated last year. For 11 years, the New Jersey-based company has raised more than $47 million for charities nationwide.
Known for its in-store freshly-baked bread, the same recipe since it started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s Subs found this year’s day of giving more meaningful, given the pandemic.
“We really hoped to do well this year after the disappointment of having to cancel last year’s Day of Giving, and the outpouring of support from across the country is truly inspiring,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s Founder & CEO.
“We are filled with gratitude and admiration for our customers, franchise owners, and team members who have helped these charities in such a big way, now, when they need it more than ever,” he added.
Peter, who bought his first sub shop at 17 years old, gave credit to two local businessmen in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey where he grew up — Jack Baker of Baker’s Lobster Shanty and Bob Hoffman of Hoffman’s Ice Cream. Both showed him the importance of unconditional giving to the community.
From that day on, the company works with a strong mission: “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.”
Source: Good News Network