The Jack in the Box Foundation Donates $350,000 to Big Brothers Big
SAN DIEGO, Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Jack in the Box Foundation today announced a $350,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Monies for the donation were raised during the Foundation's 22nd annual charity golf tournament, which was held April 26 in Indian Wells, Calif.
More than 350 Jack in the Box(R) restaurant franchisees, employees and vendors attended the tournament at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Proceeds from the event, which included silent and live auctions, will support a variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters' programs, including military mentoring programs in Jack in the Box restaurant communities.
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 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, vendors and guests. The Foundation focuses the company's charitable giving in order to make a greater impact in Jack in the Box(R) restaurant communities. The Foundation has contributed more than $4 million in financial and in-kind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK) is one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 20 states. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com/corporate/.
SOURCE: The Jack in the Box Foundation
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