October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – The Cousins Subs® Make It Better Foundation has awarded Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. a $2,000 grant to provide children in Racine County who are displaced from their home with a duffel bag of personal care and comfort items.
Faith, Hope, & Love focuses on providing support to those who have had to leave their home as a result of neglect, abuse, displacement or tragedy. Unfortunately, most leave with very few belongings aside from the clothes on their backs. If they do have any items, they are typically transported in a trash bag.
The funds from the Make It Better Foundation will be used to purchase 100 fleece blankets, 100 flashlights, 100 journals/books and 100 duffel bags to help make the transition a little easier for displaced children.
"We're very grateful to the Make It Better Foundation for this grant," said Heather Lojeski, executive director at Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. “These children are going through a period of uncertainty and change, and if we can provide even the most basic sense of security and comfort, we’ve done our job.”
The grant is funded through Cousins Subs’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves and addresses three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education.
More information on Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. can be obtained at faithhopeandlovebags.weebly.com. Nonprofit and community organizations interested in more information on how to apply for a grant are encouraged to visit cousinssubs.com/foundation.
Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 120 sub sandwich shops in four states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own deli fresh touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, “Better Bread. Better Subs.” The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs restaurant, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-two years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to “Make it a Better Day” in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Faith, Hope, & Love, Inc. is an organization that works to provide necessities for children in crisis situations. Whether it’s an abusive or neglectful situation, displacement, or a natural disaster, we are providing tools for agencies in Racine and Kenosha County. Faith, Hope, & Love is working to realize a vision: all children displaced from their home, as a result of neglect, abuse, displacement or tragedy, receive a duffel bag full of personal care and comfort items.
SOURCE Cousins Subs®