LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Bob Hope USO, an independent non-profit that serves troops and military families across Southern and Central California, is teaming up with Jersey Mike’s restaurants to bring ‘Hope for the Holidays’ with their “12 Days of Hope” fundraiser.
“Every donation helps lift spirits and bring hope for the holidays.”
Starting this week and extending throughout Friday, December 23, 2016, patrons at over 100 Jersey Mike’s locations in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties will be encouraged to bring 'Hope for the Holidays' by donating to Bob Hope USO upon purchase of a meal or sub. All of the funds raised will directly support local military troops and their families.
“Over the years we have seen an increase in foot traffic at our airport centers, this year alone Bob Hope USO will serve more than 200,000 military service members and their families,” said Bob Hope USO executive director Bob Kurkjian. “Every donation helps lift spirits and bring hope for the holidays.”
While in its 50th year of celebrating 'Hope for the Holidays', this the first time Bob Hope USO has partnered with a major restaurant company for a holiday fundraiser. This is also the first-ever holiday promotion for Jersey Mike’s in the Southern California region.
“Something as simple as $5 at checkout could mean a holiday homecoming, a special holiday meal for service members who won’t be home, or a present from Santa for military kids,” continued Kurkjian.
Supporting Bob Hope USO fits perfectly with Jersey Mike’s philosophy that, “You shouldn’t give for the accolades…or the back pats, or the tax breaks. At Jersey Mike’s we think you should give for one reason and one reason only: to give. Our culture of giving at Jersey Mike’s is as much a part of our heritage as oil and vinegar. We believe that making a great sub sandwich and making a difference can be one in the same. Every store we open starts by partnering with a charity in the local community. Because the way we see it, a sub’s job isn’t done at simply tasting good. A sub should do good, too!”
ABOUT BOB HOPE USO
Bob Hope USO provides USO services and programming to members of the military and their families across 50,000 square miles of Southern and Central California. Bob Hope USO is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating under a charter from USO, Inc., providing morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. Military. Although Congressionally chartered, Bob Hope USO is not a government agency and relies entirely on contributions from patriotic Americans and philanthropic corporations and organizations.