Jersey Mike’s Subs and Best Buddies International, a nonprofit committed to fostering one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), are partnering to help raise funds and awareness for the organization’s mission of inclusion.

Supporting Best Buddies Through the Jersey Mike’s App

From October 16-31, Jersey Mike’s customers can help Best Buddies build a more inclusive world where everyone can thrive by contributing to Best Buddies through the Jersey Mike’s app. Customers will have the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or donate $1, $3 or $5 when placing their order. 

“From October 16-31 all Jersey Mike’s locations will be accepting round up donations for Best Buddies through our mobile app,” says Caroline Jones, senior vice president, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., and daughter of Founder Peter Cancro. “We are partnering with Best Buddies to help promote inclusion and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

“Best Buddies is excited about this new partnership and incredibly grateful for Jersey Mike’s support of individuals with IDD,” adds Anthony K. Shriver, chairman, founder and CEO of Best Buddies International. “Jersey Mike’s generous contributions and commitment to amplifying awareness about our mission will undoubtedly help Best Buddies create more life-changing friendships, job placements, leadership training and inclusive living opportunities for our program participants.”

Spotlighting Best Buddies Participants

To promote this initiative, a nationwide ad campaign by Jersey Mike’s features several Best Buddies participants, including Best Buddies Ambassador Fran Sheinberg. You can view the advertisement by clicking here.

This advertisement will air the week of October 16 during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time dedicated to celebrating employees with intellectual disabilities and encouraging businesses to adopt hiring practices that are inclusive of this untapped talent pool within their workplace.

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