The Jack in the Box Foundation Donates $65,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County at Annual Bowl-a-thon
EL CAJON, Calif., Oct. 13, 2008 – More than 300 Jack in the Box® employees, family members and friends took to the lanes at Parkway Bowl in El Cajon on Saturday, Oct. 4, for a bowl-a-thon benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. The Jack in the Box Foundation sponsored the fund-raising event, which will help fund Operation Bigs, a program at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base that provides mentors, primarily from the military, to kids whose parents are deployed overseas. The Foundation helped launch the unique mentoring program 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’ vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. We will serve more than 1600 children this year ages 7-18) through the following programs: Community Based Mentoring, Sports Bigs, Amachi (mentoring children of prisoners), Bigs in Schools, Operation Bigs (mentoring children of deployed service people) and High School Bigs. For more information about BBBS of SDC go to www.sdbigs.org or call (858) 536-4900.
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 in-kind 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 more than 2,100 restaurants in 18 states.