Penn Station East Coast Subs has donated $79,371.57 to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association. The donation is a combination of the funds raised during a round-up campaign at all 47 restaurants in Cincinnati and all 15 restaurants in Dayton and $50,000 from Penn Station, Inc.
“This is a cause our founder has been intimately involved with for more than 20 years,” says Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station. “We’re grateful that our customers joined us in raising money for their local Down Syndrome Associations, so we can help support the great work these organizations do.”
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati’s mission is to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome. Donations enable the association to do such things as offer workshops for parents and self-advocates on IEP’s or healthy relationships, offer free of charge early intervention therapies, provide ‘New Parents’ baskets, and taxi vouchers for adults with DS. DSAGC also supports a diverse set of community groups as well as funds special events like DSAGC’s Independent Living Retreat.
The Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association is dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to the Down syndrome community. The association serves individuals with Down syndrome from diagnosis through adulthood and resources more than 200 families in eleven counties in the Miami Valley. Additionally, the MVDSA provides an average of 70 Opportunity Award scholarships to provide up to $500 in life-enriching opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, helping them to reach their fullest potential.
Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station serves an assortment of hot and cold deli sandwiches, wraps and salads. Penn Station has more than 310 locations in 15 states including Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. All but one location is franchised.