A donation is not required for guests who visit participating restaurants to get the 99-cent Bagel and Shmear deal. But guests will be encouraged to give the $1.50 difference--or a donation of any amount--to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The goal of this three-day event during the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Destination Joy campaign is to raise $500,000 for its wish-granting efforts. All donations made during the event will go directly to the Foundation.
Destination Joy, which runs nationwide from June 3-12, is the Make-A-Wish Foundation's annual campaign to raise funds and resources so the organization can grant more wishes. The Foundation grants the heartfelt wishes of more than 13,000 kids a year-one every 40 minutes. But that's only half of the 27,000 children it estimates are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States annually.
Einstein Bros. and Noah's will also be the official retail destination to purchase magnetic Wish Stars for $2. The Wish Stars will be available at all company-owned locations and Manhattan Bagel franchise locations beginning June 6.