Arby’s restaurants in Tucson, Arizonza, raised $15,351.24 for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) during its annual fundraiser held July 3 to August 7. Eleven-year-old Tucson resident Harry Shiff, who lives with Cerebral Palsy and was the face of this year’s campaign, visited the Arby’s on Grant Road last week to accept the check on behalf of UCP.
Arby’s guests at all eight Tucson/Sierra Vista restaurants were invited to donate any amount to UCP during their restaurant visit. In return, they received a coupon for a free slider on their next visit. All funds raised will stay in the local Tucson-area community and provide services to children and adults with all types of disabilities by providing home-based support services.
“We were thrilled with the response from the community and their willingness to join us in helping UCP,” says Jami Salyers, Arby’s director of operations in Tucson. “We know the money raised will do a lot of good for the Tucson community.”
Tucson Arby’s restaurants have a long history of supporting the local community. During the first few months of 2017 they have already raised more than $13K for No Kid Hungry, and $36K has been raised over the past 12month for No Kid Hungry and UCP combined. Last year, the Tucson Arby’s locations raised just over $12K during its UCP campaign. This year the goal is to double that amount.
The Tucson Arby’s locations were recently acquired by restaurant management group Irish Beef. The company now controls the eight Tucson locations and plans to develop four additional units, as well as hire up to 100 new team members. Since acquiring the Tucson Arby’s, the company has begun remodeling existing units and plans to have at least two of the eight locations remodeled by the end of 2017. It also plans to open the first of the four new units later this year.