Fast-growing burger franchise, Wayback Burgers, has hit the $300,000 mark in its ongoing commitment to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
Wayback Burgers formed its partnership with the organization on June 1, 2018, and has since raised $300,000 through donating a portion of the proceeds made for every burger and sandwich sold.
$52,000 has been raised so far in 2020, with more than $17,000 of that happening on March 12, a National Fundraising Day.
Patrick Conlin, president of Wayback Burgers, said: “Supporting the amazing work our local Boys & Girls Clubs do in our communities is something that means a lot to all of us at Wayback Burgers, but never more than right now during this pandemic when the clubs have stepped up in such a big way to offer absolutely critical services to the children and families in our communities.”
Although many of the organization’s clubs had to shut their doors for after-school programs, they are still serving their communities by providing daily meals and virtual activities to keep kids engaged and active during their time at home.
In many cities, BGCA clubs responded to states’ requests to serve as emergency childcare facilities for healthcare, emergency, and critical care workers. The clubs are continuing to provide safe and healthy places for kids whose parents are working on the frontlines. All of these efforts have required more training, more resources, and even greater dedication to the most vulnerable in our communities.
“At Boys & Girls Clubs, we provide a safe and fun environment for kids and teens to help create a plan for their future,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We are so thankful to have Wayback Burgers as a partner. Their support will help us continue to provide high-quality programming to our youth, especially those who need us most.”