With a company goal of raising $8 million, Jersey Mike’s Subs blew past that mark during their Annual Month of Giving to raise an incredible $15 million to assist over 200 charities nationwide.
After they accepted contributions from clients throughout March, the final day culminated in Jersey Mike’s locations across America donating 100 percent of sales —not only profits—to local charities.
More than 1,900 restaurants that are known for their in-store freshly-baked bread— exactly the identical recipe they started with in 1956— donated every penny of the sales on the 31st to hospitals, youth organizations, and food banks.
The fundraising total is double the amount raised in 2019, when the New Jersey-based firm gave away $7.3 million to their communities.
The results are even more meaningful this year as the Day of Giving celebrations were cancelled last year because of the pandemic. Jersey Mikes began the practice in 2011 and over the eleven years has raised more than $47 million for local charities, like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We really hoped to do well this season after the disappointment of having to cancel last years Day of Giving, and the outpouring of support from throughout the country are really inspiring,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mikes Founder & CEO.
“We are filled with gratitude and admiration for our clients, franchise owners, and staff members who have helped these charities in such a big way, today, when they want it more than ever. ”
Cancro, who purchased his first sub shop at age 17, credits 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—with showing him the importance of giving unconditionally to the community.
Since then, the company’s mission has always been “Giving…making a difference in someone ’s life”.
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