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Friendly’s and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Kick-Off Annual Valentine’s Day “Cones for Kids” Campaign

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Over 250 Friendly’s restaurants in 14 states are hosting
fundraisers to support Club programming across America

 

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WILBRAHAM, MA (January 2018) – FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly’s restaurants) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are excited to kick off the start of 2018 with their annual Valentine’s Day “Cones for Kids” fundraising campaign at over 250 Friendly’s restaurants in 14 states. Now through February 13th, 2018, guests dining at their neighborhood Friendly’s restaurant will receive a Valentine’s Day-themed “Kid Card” in exchange for a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The coupon book, featuring delicious deals and coupons good for one Free Cone, is redeemable at all Friendly’s restaurants from February 14th, 2018 through March 18th, 2018.

Just in time for holiday preparations, “Cones for Kids” cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for kiddos in elementary school classrooms across the country, serving as the friendliest way to spread a little love and make a fellow classmate’s Valentine’s Day a little sweeter, one scoop at a time.

For those who are simply “young at heart,” but still wish to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a $1 donation, an Adult Coupon Book featuring the following five delectable offers is also available:

  • $5 Off $25 Purchase
  • $3 Off $15 Purchase
  • Free Kids Meal With Adult Entrée
  • BOGO Any Size Sundae
  • $3.99 Big-Two-Do® On Weekends

 

“For the past few years, Friendly’s has stood with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in supporting America’s youth by providing them with resources to encourage a successful future full of academic accomplishments, healthy and happy lifestyles, and everlasting friendships,” said John Maguire, President and CEO of Friendly’s. “Our annual Valentine’s Day “Cones For Kids” fundraising campaign will benefit kids in local Clubs across the country by making sure they are equipped with all the right tools to flourish.”

Friendly’s next “Cones for Kids” fundraising campaign is slated to begin in the fall and will feature a similar Adult Coupon Book and Halloween-themed “Kid Cards” in exchange for a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

About FIC Restaurants, Inc.:
FIC Restaurants, Inc. is a restaurant company that operates under an iconic brand name (Friendly’s), serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in friendly, full service restaurants. Together with its franchisees, the company has system-wide sales of over $320 million. For over 80 years, Friendly’s restaurants and their dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests by offering every day value on great tasting food and ice cream creations. For the future, Friendly’s has plans for introducing new and innovative food and ice cream offerings, bright new restaurants, and unique ways to reach and satisfy guests.  For additional information please visit www.friendlys.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

Information re: Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
Every day, there are 11 million kids that leave school and don’t have anywhere to go. During the summer months, the number grows to a staggering 43 million youth. This time spent out-of-school, without the guidance of caring adults and access to engaging learning opportunities can leave kids and teens with few positive influences. Boys & Girls Clubs help to put nearly 4 million young people each year on the path to great futures at 4,300 Club facilities around the country. Clubs serve America’s most vulnerable populations: 60% of Club members qualify for free or reduced price school lunch, 41% come from single-parent homes and most are first generation college-goers.