The Jack in the Box Foundation Donates $45,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County at Annual Bowl-a-thon
October 12, 2009 // Franchising.com // EL CAJON, Calif. – The Jack in the Box Foundation raised $45,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County during its annual bowl-a-thon at El Cajon's Parkway Bowl on Oct. 10. The funds, raised by nearly 300 Jack in the Box® employees, family members, friends and vendors, will help the local BBBS agency expand its Operation Bigs program to include military families living in the Coronado and Pt. Loma areas of San Diego. The program provides mentors, primarily from the military, to kids whose parents are deployed overseas. The Jack in the Box Foundation funded the launch of Operation Bigs at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in 2004.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing trusted mentors to San Diego's children since 1961. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds. The organization depends on donations to help recruit and screen volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to ensure child safety and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to increase children's odds of succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. The organization serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring at school sites), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active military parents are deployed), and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle focused mentoring program).
About The Jack in the Box Foundation
Created in 1998, The Jack in the Box Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees and vendors. The Foundation focuses the company's charitable giving in order to make a greater impact in Jack in the Box® restaurant communities. The Foundation has contributed approximately $4 million in financial and inkind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Jack in the Box restaurants is one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with approximately 2,200 restaurants in 18 states.