November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - Jack in the Box® restaurants today announced a holiday fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. For just $1, plus tax, guests may purchase a limited-edition Dashing Jack antenna ball/ornament, with net proceeds benefiting the youth-mentoring organization. (Available beginning today at participating Jack in the Box restaurants while supplies last.)
This year, the classic Jack antenna ball/ornament sports a red and green plaid bow tie and a top hat adorned with a sprig of holly. Dashing Jack is fashioned with a braided loop on top and pre-drilled on the bottom to allow for display on a holiday tree or a vehicle antenna. The antenna ball/ornament is available with either a red or green top hat.
This is the seventh year that Jack in the Box has sold a limited-edition promotional item to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide long-term mentoring services to help children who face adversity succeed in school and in life. Previous fundraisers have cumulatively netted more than $1.7 million for the youth-mentoring organization.
Funds raised from this year's promotion will support a variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters' programs, including military mentoring, which serves children from military families with parents deployed overseas. Jack in the Box is a long-time supporter of military families and helped launch Big Brothers Big Sisters' Operation Bigs program in San Diego in 2004 at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Military mentoring programs have expanded in San Diego and across the nation since then with support from Jack in the Box.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to have shared a national partnership with Jack in the Box since 1998," stated Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. "We are thankful for their generosity and look forward to a successful holiday campaign which will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country and the children and families they serve."
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Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 110 year history. With nearly 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves approximately 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.
SOURCE Jack in the Box Inc.
The Jack in the Box Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America