Jack in the Box® restaurants today announced a $250,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, which will apply the contribution to primarily support its military mentoring programs. Monies for the donation were raised during a holiday promotion at Jack in the Box restaurants, where the chain sold a limited-edition elf ornament for $1.
With this donation, Jack in the Box fulfills a $1 million pledge it made in 2010 to support military mentoring programs. “Fulfilling our pledge to help Big Brothers Big Sisters provide mentors and ongoing assistance for children from military families has been a collaborative effort including our employees, guests, vendors and, most importantly, our franchisees who supported this promotion on a system-wide basis,” said Brian Luscomb, president of The Jack in the Box Foundation, which coordinated the promotion. “This is the fourth consecutive year that we’ve raised money for Big Brothers Big Sisters through the sale of limited-edition antenna balls or ornaments. In total, these holiday promotions have raised more than $1.2 million for the organization.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Partnering with parents/guardians, school, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course.The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with as network of about 360 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteer mentors and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org. About Jack in the Box Inc. 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 19 states. The company created The Jack in the Box Foundation in 1998 to focus its charitable giving efforts and make a greater impact in Jack in the Box ® restaurant communities. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees and vendors. The Foundation has contributed approximately $7 million in financial and in-kind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.