SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jack in the Box® restaurants today announced a holiday fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. For just $1, plus tax, guests may purchase a limited-edition JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament, with net proceeds benefiting the youth-mentoring organization. The JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament is available beginning today, while supplies last, at participating Jack in the Box restaurants.
The JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament, which features Jack’s familiar round head spelling the “O” in “JOY,” is available in red or green, and is fashioned with a braided loop on top and pre-drilled on the bottom to allow for display on a holiday tree or a vehicle antenna.
This is the eighth year that Jack in the Box has sold a limited-edition promotional item benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides long-term mentoring services that help children succeed in school and in life. Previous holiday fundraisers have cumulatively netted nearly $2 million for the youth-mentoring organization.
Funds raised from this year’s promotion will support a variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs, including military mentoring, which serves children from military families with parents deployed overseas. Jack in the Box is a long-time supporter of military families and helped launch Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs program in San Diego in 2004 at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Military mentoring programs have expanded in San Diego and across the nation since then with support from Jack in the Box.
“The JOY Jack ornament is just one example of Jack in the Box’s creative, generous efforts that have helped numerous children and military families across the country,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Because of initiatives like these, affiliates are able to make more mentor matches and change more children’s lives.”
[Note to media: Visit the online press room at jackinthebox.com for a high-res image of the JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament.]
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency, and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110-year history. With 313 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Eats®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.