For Immediate Release
Easterseals Southern California & Baker’s Drive-Thru Restaurants Team up for ‘Round Up’ Campaign, Now Through Nov. 28
33-Year Fundraising Partnership Has Raised More Than $5.1 Million; 100% of Proceeds Support Local Easterseals Services for People With Disabilities
Irvine/Inland Empire, August 30, 2021
Vicki Greenleaf, Greenleaf & Associates
Easterseals Southern California (ESSC)—which assists more than 14,000 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 until 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, helping individuals address life’s daily challenges and achieve personal goals to live, learn, work and play.
Since 1989, Baker's Drive-Thru has raised more than $5.1 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 more than $151,000.
Said Mark Whitley, president & CEO of ESSC, “The long-standing commitment of Baker’s Drive-Thru Restaurants to support the Inland Empire community is exemplary. For 33 years, they have helped Easterseals make a profound and life-changing difference to thousands of people with disabilities and their families. We thank them for their continued leadership and generosity.”
Commented Jason Talley, chairman & CEO of Bakers Drive-Thru restaurants, “Baker’s is proud to enter our 34th year of raising money to support of the goals and mission of Easterseals Southern California through this year’s Round Up campaign. Since our founding in San Bernardino 65+ years ago, we have never forgotten about our local community. Together, we have been able to raise more than $5 million over the past 33 years for Easterseals programs throughout the Inland Empire.”
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.
27352 Base Line St.
24910 Redlands Blvd.
12820 Day St.
2695 E. Inland Empire Blvd. ● 2555 S. Archibald Ave. ● 5080 E. 4th St.
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.
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.
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 (listed, pages 2-3). For more about Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants, visit www.bakersdrivethru.com
About Easterseals Southern California
For more than 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for people and families living with developmental disabilities or other special needs. The services provided by Easterseals Southern California (ESSC)—in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties—make profound and positive differences in people's lives every day, helping them address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our communities. With nearly 2,800 employees, 60+ service sites and hundreds of community partnership locations, each year ESSC assists more than 14,000 people, providing adult/senior day services; autism therapy; child development/early education; employment services; veteran employment support; independent living options; and more. At Easterseals, 87% of our income is spent on services.
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