On Wednesday, March 30, Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants conclude the company’s annual Gift Month with Gifts Day. On this day, Jersey Mike businesses across the country donate 100% of their sales per day, not just profits, to charity.

This year, for the first time since the launch of the Month of Forgiveness campaign in 2011, Jersey Mike owners and operators across the country are supporting a single cause – the 2022 Special Olympics in the United States.

During March, customers of 55 Pennsylvania affiliates of Jersey Mike’s Subs were able to make donations at restaurants to help more than 120 athletes from the Pennsylvania Team and the 2022 U.S. Special Olympics, held June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida.

“We have been participating in the Special Olympics since 1975, and it is a great honor for Jersey Mike to be a partner of the Special Olympics in the United States in 2022,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike. “We support the organization’s mission to promote inclusion and help its athletes shine on and off the field. I invite everyone to join us and celebrate the athletes of the Special Olympics of our country during the Month of Gifts. “

On Donation Day, March 30, the company expects to raise more than $ 10 million. In a month, according to Gerrit Carran, who owns 13 Jersey Mike’s, including two in Berks County, the company hopes to raise “even more than last year’s record $ 15 million.”

“We are grateful to our generous customers who have donated all month,” the Koran added.

Last year’s total was more than double the amount raised in 2019, when the company donated $ 7.3 million to local charities. Donation Day events were canceled in 2020 due to the spread of the pandemic.

Jersey Mike Donation Month has raised more than $ 47 million for local charities since the beginning of Month / Donation Day.

Last year, 14 stores in the Greater Philadelphia region and three in the Wilkes-Barre district raised a total of $ 160,504 during Donation Month. Proceeds went to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which funds research and raises awareness about childhood cancer, and supports families.

Every four years, more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states come together to participate in the Special Olympics in the United States. Athletes compete in 19 sports including athletics, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, basketball, soccer and more. It is all part of a global movement that uses sport to end discrimination and empower people with intellectual disabilities, a press release said.

Jersey Mike’s, which has more than 2,000 open spaces under development nationwide, believes that “creating a sub-sandwich and change can be the same thing,” according to the company’s website. For more information on Mike’s Jersey bindings visit jerseymikes.com.

For more information on the Special Olympics visit www.2022USAGames.org.

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