GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – You could help local charities just by eating a sandwich today.
Jersey Mike’s Subs is donating 100 percent of its sales on Wednesday to local charities.
It’s all part of the restaurant chain’s annual “Day of Giving” fundraising campaign.
All locations of the restaurant are participating including those in the Carolinas that will be donating to local charities including the Greenville Family Partnership, the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Dabo’s All In Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County.
Last year, the chain raised more than $4 million at all of its locations nationwide.
The goal is to raise even more than that this year to make a bigger impact on charities like the Greenville Family Partnership, a group that helps local kids and families stay drug-free and deal with issues like bullying.
“It has a huge impact in making a big difference not only in the kids we go out and teach but in the kids that come in and learn how to go out and reach other children and makes an impact in their life forever,” said Carol Reeves, Executive Director of the Greenville Family Partnership.
Reeves estimates her organization is able to help around 1,000 kids through their summer intern program thanks to the donations from Jersey Mike’s.
“We invite people in, our community, our customers. They get great food and we get to give back to local charities,” South Carolina Jersey Mike’s Subs Area Manager Dave Bockstahler told 7News.