RELEASE: Jersey Mike's "Day of Giving" Set New Record for Bert's Big Adventure
Local nonprofit organization receives 100% of Sales from Atlanta-Area Jersey Mike’s on March 28th
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 42 Atlanta-area, Macon and Columbus, GA, Jersey Mike’s Subs locations capped off a month-long “Month of Giving” campaign to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure with a community fundraising event: Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving.” One hundred percent of the day’s sales went directly to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
This year’s “Day of Giving” set a new record for Bert’s Big Adventure by raising $165,557. This donation will not only aid in funding the organization's annual trip but also provide support for their year-round initia- tives such as Reunion Adventures and Fairy Godparent volunteer program.
"It's really touching how our listening family took time out of their busy routines to help out Bert's Big Adventure,” says Bert’s Big Adventure founder and host of The Bert Show, Bert Weiss. "I am absolutely in shock. It’s very rare that I’m speechless; this is amazing. Our supporters showed up all over Atlanta, Macon and Columbus yesterday and helped raise money. Thank you to the local Jersey Mike’s franchisees, their dedicated staffs and everyone involved."
The Jersey Mike’s “Month of Giving” national campaign was modeled after the partnership started with Bert’s Big Adventure. Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised more than $5.5 million for local chari- ties nationwide.
For more information about Bert’s Big Adventure, please visit bertsbigadventure.org.