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Easterseals Southern California and Baker’s Drive-Thru Restaurants Annual ‘Safe Halloween’ Coupon Book Campaign Raises $188,250

Over $4.9 Million Raised to Date; 100% of Proceeds Support Local Easterseals Services in the Inland Empire

Irvine, CA, November 21, 2019

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Easterseals Southern California

Easterseals Southern California’s (ESSC) 31st annual Safe Halloween coupon book fundraising campaign, hosted by Baker’s Drive-Thru Restaurants, raised $188,250 in 2019.

Through the Safe Halloween coupon book fundraiser, Baker's Drive-Thru has raised more than $4.9 million for ESSC since 1989.  All proceeds from sales of the coupon books support Easterseals services in the Inland Empire for children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The nonprofit organization, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, annually helps more than 13,000 people across Southern California.

During the October campaign, local Baker’s Drive-Thru locations offered coupon books for a purchase price of $2, which included over $400 in savings at dozens of retail locations in the Inland Empire for food, attractions, products and services. Plus, new to the coupon books was an entry form to win one of five prizes of a four-pack of tickets to a Southern California theme park – each prize is valued at up to $800. 

“We thank Baker’s Drive-Thru for their long-standing partnership and everyone who participated by purchasing a coupon book. This support directly helps us provide important services in the Inland Empire as we continue our mission to create a future where we are all 100% included and 100% empowered,” Mark Whitley, ESSC CEO said.

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 over 64 years. Visit Baker’s Drive-Thru at any of their 39 locations.  For more about Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants, visit www.bakersdrivethru.com.

About Easterseals Southern California

For 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs and their families. 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 2,800+ employees, 70+ service sites and hundreds of community partnership locations, ESSC assists more than 13,000 people, providing adult/senior day services; autism therapy; child development/early education; employment services, veteran employment support; independent living options; and more.  At Easterseals, 88% of our income is spent on services. Join us in changing the way the world defines and views disabilities at www.easterseals.com/southerncal and www.WeCelebrate.org.


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