For Immediate Release

Easterseals Southern California & Baker’s Drive Thru Restaurants Team up for ‘Round Up’ Campaign

Launches Oct. 3 through Nov. 28

INLAND EMPIRE, Calif, October 3, 2022

Media Contact:
Vicki Greenleaf, Greenleaf & Associates

A graphic with the words "Round Up to the nearest dollar" from October 3 - November 28 at Baker's restaurants in support of Easterseals SoCal.

Easterseals Southern California (ESSC)—which assists more than 15,000 people with disabilities throughout SoCal, more than 3,500 of them in the Inland Empire—has teamed up once again with Baker’s Drive Thru restaurants for their 34th annual fundraising campaign.

From now (Oct. 3) through Nov. 28, the campaign asks customers to Round Up their bill to the nearest dollar to benefit ESSC services.  One hundred percent of the proceeds go to support Easterseals’ life-changing services in the I.E. for children and adults with disabilities, working tirelessly with its partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities.  

Since 1989, Baker's Drive Thru has raised more than $5.2 million for ESSC’s disability services, much of it through its Safe Halloween coupon book campaign.  Due to the pandemic in 2020, the Safe Halloween campaign evolved into the Round Up initiative and, despite strict quarantine restrictions at the time, raised $151,403. The 2021 campaign raised $117,467.

Said Mark Whitley, president & CEO of ESSC, “Baker’s Drive Thru Restaurants has long supported the Inland Empire community with an outstanding commitment to support Easterseals. A small gesture at the cash register adds up to help make a profound and life-changing difference to thousands of people with disabilities in the I.E. and their families. We once again thank the Baker’s team for their ongoing generosity.”

About Baker’s Drive Thru

Established in 1952 by Neal T. Baker, Baker’s Drive Thru has been serving quality food at a great value to the Inland Empire for more than 66 years. Visit Baker’s Drive Thru at any of its 39 locations. For more about Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants, visit

About Easterseals Southern California

Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion and access through life-changing disability and community services. For more than 100 years, we have worked tirelessly with our partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities. Easterseals Southern California provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 15,000 people each year—from early childhood programs for the critical first five years, to autism services, daily and independent living services for adults, employment programs, veterans’ services and more. Our public education, policy and advocacy initiatives positively shape perceptions and address the urgent and evolving needs of the one in four Americans with disabilities today. Together, we’re empowering people with disabilities, families and communities to be full and equal participants in society.

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Baker’s Drive Thru Locations 


529 Beaumont Ave.


18775 Valley Blvd.


665 W. County Line Road 


1620 W. Valley Blvd. 1791 Mt. Vernon Ave. 1310 E. Washington St.


 13110 Magnolia Ave.


8882 Sierra Ave. 16062 Foothill Blvd. 16090 Valley Blvd. 


15083 Bear Valley Road 12798 Main St.

Highland Area

27352 Base Line St.

Loma Linda

24910 Redlands Blvd.

Moreno Valley

12820 Day St. 


2695 E. Inland Empire Blvd. 2555 S. Archibald Ave. 5080 E. 4th St.

Rancho Cucamonga

12009 Foothill Blvd.


1265 W. Colton Ave. 663 E. Redlands Blvd.


500 E. Foothill Blvd. 291 W. Base Line Road 


3522 Adams St. 1300 W. Blaine St. 6686 Indiana Ave. 5135 Jurupa Ave.

2221 Main St. 10225 Magnolia Ave. 5396 Mission Blvd. 18950 Van Buren Blvd.

San Bernardino

601 W. Highland Ave. 2180 N. Waterman Ave. 2208 Arden Ave. 1381 Kendall Dr.


188 E. Foothill Blvd. 2416 W. Arrow Route 


14321 7th St.


31453 Avenue E.

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