Sale of JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament raises money for youth-mentoring organization
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2015 – Jack in the Box® restaurants today announced a holiday fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. For just $1, plus tax, guests may purchase a limited-edition JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament, with net proceeds benefiting the youth- mentoring organization. The JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament is available beginning today, while supplies last, at participating Jack in the Box restaurants.
The JOY Jack antenna ball/ornament, which features Jack’s familiar round head spelling the “O” in “JOY,” is available in red or green, and is fashioned with a braided loop on top and pre-drilled on the bottom to allow for display on a holiday tree or a vehicle antenna.
This is the eighth year that Jack in the Box has sold a limited-edition promotional item benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides long-term mentoring services that help children succeed in school and in life. Previous holiday fundraisers have cumulatively netted nearly $2 million for the youth-mentoring organization.
Funds raised from this year’s promotion will support a variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs, including military mentoring, which serves children from military families with parents deployed overseas. Jack in the Box is a long-time supporter of military families and helped launch Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs program in San Diego in 2004 at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Military mentoring programs have expanded in San Diego and across the nation since then with support from Jack in the Box.
“The JOY Jack ornament is just one example of Jack in the Box’s creative, generous efforts that have helped numerous children and military families across the country,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Because of initiatives like these, affiliates are able to make more mentor matches and change more children’s lives.”