UPDATE: The Literacy Council Benefits from Jersey Mike's Subs' Day of Giving

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

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UPDATE: Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, which began March 1, raised $9,658.87 for The Literacy Council.

The amount was raised through the donation of 100% of sales at the Rockford and Machesney Park stores on March 26 and customer individual support through end of the day on March 26.


UPDATE: STATELINE (WIFR) – Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, which began March 1, has to date raised $9,523.87 for The Literacy Council. The amount was raised through the donation of 100% of sales at the Rockford and Machesney Park stores on March 26 and customer individual support through end of day March 26. Donations are still being accepted for The Literacy Council at both locations through March 31.

Forty-three Illinois Jersey Mike’s locations participated in the March 26 Day of Giving fundraising events statewide. Jersey Mike’s Rockford store won the state’s first place position for monies raised and the Machesney Park store secured the fourth place position.

Cindy Waddick, Executive Director of The Literacy Council, states, “Our experience with Jersey Mike's has been overwhelming. When we help one person, that ripples out to other family members, enriched lives, more involvement in the community and eventually, we all are raised up. These funds will help many people which make the ripple effect so much greater. Jersey Mike sure paid it forward.”

The Literacy Council employees, board members and volunteers were on site at both locations throughout the day to talk to customers and thank them for their support.

Interested in becoming a tutor for adults in our area? Currently there are fifty-one adults waiting for assistance. No experience necessary. Tutor training is provided at no charge. Please call the organization directly at (815) 963-7323 or visit theliteracycouncil.org.


STATELINE (WIFR) -- All day on Wednesday, March 26, two Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in the Rockford area will cap off a month-long “Month of Giving” campaign to benefit The Literacy Council with a community fundraising event: Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving.”

The two area Jersey Mike’s restaurants are inviting residents to come in and enjoy a sub meal with 100% of the day’s sales going towards The Literacy Council.

WHERE:

6284 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61114
Tel: 815-226-0118
Fax: 815-226-0119

1513 West Lane Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Tel: 815-633-4200
Fax: 815-633-4201
Mon - Sun: 10am - 9pm

• The “Day of Giving” is the final event in Jersey Mike’s March “Month of Giving” fundraising initiative for The Literacy Council.

• Jersey Mike’s Subs locations nationwide are holding “Day of Giving” celebrations on March 26 giving 100% of sales to 100+ charities.

• Last year, the nationwide initiative raised $1.7 million for 86 local charities. We hope to raise more than $2 million in 2014.


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