Jersey Mike's Subs franchises in the greater Sacramento area raised a collective $80,363.95 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during the chain's annual Month of Giving. This was the third year area stores partnered with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, the fundraising arm of UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Local restaurants accepted donations throughout the month of March, building to the Day of Giving on March 31. On that day, 100 percent of sales were donated. Participating locations included Fairfield, Woodland, Vacaville, Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove. All funds support research, equipment, programs and patient care for sick and injured children in the children’s hospital’s 33-county service area.
“I can’t thank Jersey Mike’s and their customers enough for rallying to raise so much money for CMN at UC Davis,” said Michelle Tafoya, program director of Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. “The pandemic led to the cancellation of the 2020 Month of Giving. I was thrilled just to be able to participate this year. And then to get the news that they raised more than $80,000, I was blown away. Wow. Just wow. We can help so many more kids with their support.”
The chain raised $15 million overall to help more than 200 charities nationwide during the company’s 11th annual fundraising campaign. This total is double the amount raised in 2019 when the company donated $7.3 million to local charities. Since Month of Giving began in 2011, Jersey Mike’s has raised $47 million for hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children’s surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.