Fundraiser to support local programs for children with disabilities
This week, Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC launches its 35th annual 'Cones for Kids' campaign. The Valentine's Day fundraiser will benefit Easter Seals program for children throughout New Hampshire.
For a $1 donation, Friendly's provides restaurant guests with five Valentine's Day cards, redeemable for a free Friendly's Single Cone or a coupon booklet with money saving offers on Friendly's favorites. The campaign runs January 11 through February 13, 2016. Funds raised will support Easter Seals children's programs that make a positive, and often life-changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by disabilities. Easter Seals is the voice and advocate for inclusion of children with special needs so they have every opportunity in school, recreational programs, college and career preparation, and all areas of community life. All donations benefit New Hampshire programs.
Celebrating 35 Years of Cones for Kids
Friendly's successful 'Cones for Kids' campaign is an annual tradition where guests and employees across the restaurant chain help change the lives of thousands of children with disabilities through their efforts. The campaign has raised nearly $29 million to date -- more than $300,000in 2015 alone -- to benefit Easter Seals program locations across the region.
"Through the 'Cones for Kids' initiative, children in communities nationwide will benefit from the generosity of Friendly's and their loyal guests," said Easter Seals NH President & CEO Larry Gammon. "The donations raised by 'Cones for Kids' will help fund important and vital programs for children with disabilities who receive support throughout New Hampshire. We are always grateful to Friendly's for its continued support."
John M. Maguire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Friendly's said, "We are proud to partner with Easter Seals again this year. We know that contributions to Easter Seals make it possible for children with disabilities to gain access to vital services. Our guests and restaurant teams are excited to begin the 2016 campaign."
About Friendly's Ice Cream LLC
Friendly's Ice Cream is a vertically integrated restaurant company, with an iconic brand name, serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment. Together with its broad franchisee base, the company has system-wide sales of
over $500 million and distribution through over 8,000 retail locations. For 80 years, Friendly's restaurants and dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests. For the future, Friendly's has plans for new food and ice cream products, enhanced buildings, and new service channels. For additional information please visit www.friendlys.com.
About Easter Seals NH
For 80 years, Easter Seals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, ESNH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 13,500 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs
throughout the state. To learn more about Easter Seals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.
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