(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – April 12, 2017 – Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Arizona community, Jack in the Box® raised more than $125,000 last month for Make-A-Wish® Arizona. The funds were raised through the sale of $1 Wish Stars at more than 160 Jack in the Box restaurants in the Phoenix, Tucson, Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff areas throughout the month of March.
Jack in the Box was able to exceed its fundraising goal this year by raising enough funds to help Make-A-Wish Arizona grant 19 wishes for Arizona children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This is the third year in a row that Jack in the Box has partnered with the wish-granting organization.
“It means so much to all of us at Jack in the Box to help make a difference for Arizona wish kids,” said Adam Stine, Jack in the Box Franchise Operator and Make-A-Wish Arizona Board Member. “Our Arizona franchisees, restaurant teams and guests all came together to raise funds and truly exemplify what it means to be a community.”
“For the third year in a row, Jack in the Box customers and employees have proven unwavering in their fundraising support for Arizona children in need of hope, strength and joy,” said Elizabeth Reich, Chief Executive Officer and President of Make-A-Wish Arizona. “With the average cash cost of a wish $6,500, Jack in the Box has helped our chapter greatly as we work toward our vision to reach every wish kid in Arizona.”
Jack in the Box will commemorate this fundraising achievement by hosting two parties for Wish kids.