SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2012--
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.
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc.
Kathy Kovacevich, 858-571-2544
Community Relations Manager