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Jersey Mike’s Subs hosts month of giving

If you’ve eaten a sub at Jersey Mike’s this month, then you can feel good. The almost 40 Chicagoland sub shops named March a “month of giving” and are raising money for more than 100 charities.

Chicago Blackhawks Charities joined forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout Chicagoland for the fourth annual “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the charity at any area Jersey Mike’s restaurant.

On Wednesday, Jersey Mike’s will celebrate a “day of giving” and donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Blackhawk Charities, which focuses on health and wellness, education and housing, and strives to serve local citizens and impact the lives of youth in and around Chicago.

Last year’s monthlong campaign raised $1.7 million for 86 different charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised almost $7.5 million for local causes and distributed more than 600,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., when he was only 17 years old. “This year we hope to raise more than $2 million to support these local causes so we can bring hope to all those involved with the charities and make a difference in people’s lives.”

For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving campaign, visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

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