Jersey Mike’s Subs donates $305,000 to Wreaths Across America
Jersey Mike’s raised more than $300,000 to support Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries across the country. From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, all Jersey Mike’s U.S. locations collected donations for the nonprofit organization.
Sport Clips Helps Red Cross and Announces Scholarships for Veterans
Sport Clips Haircuts helped the American Red Cross collect 418,586 units of blood this fall as part of ARC’s “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good!” campaign to generate awareness of the need for blood and platelet donations. By providing free haircut coupons to donors, the company’s effort could help save an estimated 1.2 million lives.
In other community outreach news, Sport Clips Haircuts’ mission to provide active-duty military and veterans support for their post-military career goals was accomplished when the franchise announced 43 scholarships for the spring semester. Sport Clips U.S. locations raised $500,000 through its annual “Help A Hero” campaign, benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars-administered “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. Through this contribution, Sport Clips and the VFW expect to provide more than 60 additional scholarships for the fall 2014 semester.
“Valpak Saves” Contest Prize Reaches $35,500 for Nearly a Dozen NonProfits
Cox Target Media Pres. Michael Vivio challenged the 170-unit Valpak franchise network throughout North America to “save something” in their communities, and earn thousands of dollars for the nonprofit of their choice.
By introducing the “Valpak Saves” contest at the company’s convention, the company inspired franchisees to plant trees, feed the homeless, mentor kids and benefit. Twenty-two franchises logged hundreds of volunteer hours for this community outreach contest.
The contest total hit $35,000 after two Valpak owners donated the proceeds of their winning bid in a special auction featuring a painting by graffiti artist Erik Wahl.