Penn Station East Coast Subs has donated $161,000 to Down syndrome organizations across the country after its first systemwide roundup campaign. From March 1 to March 21, customers were able to roundup their change or their dollars as a donation to their local Down syndrome organization. Penn Station, Inc. also donated $50,000 to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.
“We are grateful for our customers’ generosity and the strength and resilience of our franchisees and valued guests, who continued to support their local Down syndrome organizations during this trying time in our country,” says Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “We were thrilled to expand our roundup campaign systemwide this year after a successful trial run in Dayton and Cincinnati in 2019. Local Down syndrome organizations provide extraordinary education, support and advocacy for people with Down syndrome. We are honored to be able to support Down syndrome organizations throughout the country with this donation.”
The mission of the Down Syndrome Association is to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome. Local Down syndrome organizations utilize contributions and funds to provide a wide variety of ongoing programs and support services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families
Penn Station Founder and CEO Jeff Osterfeld has several close friends with children with Down syndrome and has been a supporter of these organizations for years, and several Penn Station franchisees and their families are impacted by relatives, friends and direct family members who have Down syndrome.