Kids to Love Fundraiser: Week 3 Update

So far, more than $116,000 has been donated to Jack’s Family Fund’s Kid To Love fundraiser this year. Donations are being accepted at all Jack’s stores and online through August 6th.

The large majority of funds raised are thanks to the generosity of Jack’s customers making donations at the register when they place their orders. But a few donations are coming in as a result of social media and events. For example, a group of Jack’s employees competed in a biscuit eating contest this past Monday. This weekend, Jack’s in Pell City will be hosting a yard sale as part of their fundraising efforts.

Kids to Love Fundraiser Off To Strong Start

In just one week, the Jack’s Family Fund raised $35,892 for children in foster care thanks to the generosity of Jack’s customers and team members.

The Fund’s fundraiser for Kids to Love launched June 26 across all 166 Jack’s restaurants and online.

Last year, the Fund raised more than $217,000 for Kids to Love. This year, the Fund hopes to raise even more.  Read more.

Donations are being accepted in all Jack’s restaurants and online through August 6.  

Annual Kids To Love Fundraiser Kicks-Off June 26

Jack’s Family Fund is proud to support Kids to Love, an organization dedicated to helping Alabama children in foster care. On June 26, 2019, Jack’s will kick off its annual Kids to Love fundraiser across all Jack’s restaurants.

Last year, Jack’s raised more than $217,000 with hopes to raise even more this year.

Kids to Love’s mission is to find forever families for foster children and work to create lifelong bonds by recruiting adoptive parents.

The reality is that many of the Kids to Love (KTL) children may not find a family, but that does not mean they have failed. KTL helps foster children succeed through four educational programs, including career opportunities. KTL’s simplest pledge is a backpack filled with school supplies. Each summer, the organization equips more than 5,000 foster children in Alabama and Tennessee for the school year. In the spring, they celebrate with graduating high school seniors by awarding college scholarships so their career dreams can become reality. Since 2005, the Kids to Love Foundation has awarded 553 scholarships.

Join the Jack’s Family Fund in helping Kids to Love find forever families for foster children.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises $88,000

Jack’s Family Fund hosted its 2nd Annual Golf tournament in May at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley.With 40 sponsors, 26 teams and 99 golfers, the tournament raised $88,000 to advance the Fund’s work to assist those in our communities experiencing a hardship as a result of a crisis such as fire, natural disaster, critical illness, sudden death, accident, or crime.

The 3rd Annual Tournament will be held in fall 2020.

Buck$ for Biscuits

UPDATE: Watch the biscuit eating challenge on our Facebook Page.

The Jack’s Family Fund is launching our inaugural Buck$ for Biscuits campaign. Now through June 13, volunteer “Biscuit Lovers” are raising money and awareness for Jack’s Family Fund.

At the conclusion of the campaign, three Biscuit Lovers – the one who raises the most money, the one who receives the greatest number of gifts, and the one who raises the least money – will compete in the Three Minute Biscuit Eating Challenge on July 8th. (Time and location TBD.) The Challenge will stream live through the Jack’s Family Fund’s Facebook page.


Tour de Jacks Breaks Records

Taylor Kitchens shattered records October 27, 2018, when he rode from the Alabama-Mississippi state line to the Alabama-Georgia State line. He completed the 221 mile ride in only 11 hours and 47 minutes. Kitchens now holds the record for male cyclists age 50-59.  The previous record was 12 hours and 10 minutes.

Just as impressive, Kitchen’s ride raised $41,813 for the Jack’s Family Fund.

Congrats Taylor! And THANK YOU to all who supported him.

Jack’s Employee Rides Across State

Jack’s Employee to Embark on Charity Ride Across Alabama

Regional Director Taylor Kitchens will cover the state in support of the Jack’s Family Fund.

October 8, 2018:  On October 27, Jack’s Regional Director Taylor Kitchens will get on his bike in the small town of Cuba, on the MS / AL line. From there, he’ll head directly across the state to cross the AL / GA line in Phenix City. The trip is in support of the Jack’s Family Fund, the nonprofit arm of Jack’s Restaurants that exists to support the communities Jack’s calls home.

Taylor Kitchens has a history of using his bike to give back. In 2012, he participated in “Bo Bikes Bama,” raising $25,000 to support Alabama communities ravaged by the previous year’s tornadoes. In 2016, it was Camp Smile-a-Mile’s “Ride of Love,” where Kitchens generated nearly $20,000 for childhood cancer patients.

Kitchens sees his efforts as part of Jack’s larger corporate obligation to do good: “The Jack’s Family Fund is a great charity that helps individuals, families, and communities in their time of need. This year we have already given out over $50,000 in grants to people in need, and this month we will support Alabama foster children with a grant of $217,818 to Kids to Love.”

Please support Kitchen’s ride, Tour De Jacks, with an online donation.

Fund raises $217,000 for Kids To Love

After nearly 60 years of charitable commitment to the communities it serves, Jack’s Restaurants has launched its own separate non-profit foundation to continue its longtime commitment to community support. The Jack’s Family Foundation kicked off with the annual eight-week “Show Some Love” campaign in Jack’s Restaurants. The campaign featured a number of events, including car washes, spirit nights, and motorcycle rides to collect donations.

In the last two years, the campaign raised $178,000 and $157,000, respectively. This year, Jack’s Restaurants surpassed those numbers by a wide margin, as customers and employees in 157 stores raised $217,000 – the most Jack’s Restaurants has ever raised in a single philanthropic effort. Proceeds from the campaign, which ran from August 8 to September 25, will benefit Kids to Love, a Huntsville organization dedicated to helping Alabama children in foster care.

Jack’s has been working with Kids to Love for the past eight years; three years ago, Jack’s made Kids to Love their annual companywide fundraiser.

Jack’s #136 in Red Bay, AL, was the top-performing store in this year’s fundraiser, raising $10,773 throughout the eight-week campaign. Jack’s CEO Todd Bartmess says the Red Bay store is representative of the larger culture at Jack’s Restaurants, where customers and employees alike are dedicated to giving back to their communities:

“At Jack’s, we are privileged to be a part of improving the lives of foster children; one of our Core Values at Jack’s is to be an integral part of the communities where we do business. The Jack’s family – customers and team members alike – were passionate about doing their best to help out, and we are proud to partner with Kids to Love.”

“We love how Jack’s loves our kids!” says Lee Marshall, founder and CEO of Kids to Love. “This partnership is an amazing support for our programs that directly impact the kids we serve in foster care. The Jack’s employees are amazing ambassadors for Kids to Love.”

On October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Davidson Farms, Kids to Love will receive a $217,000 check from Michael Greco, Chairman of the Board of Jack’s Family Fund, and Christy Malone, Jack’s Restaurants Brand Manager. For more information, or to cover this event, contact Christy Malone at 205.201.7809 or

Jack’s Family Fund Partners with Kids to Love

After nearly 60 years of charitable commitment to the communities it serves, Jack’s is launching its own non-profit foundation ­– the Jack’s Family Fund. Kids to Love, a Huntsville-based non-profit providing homes to foster children, will partner with the new organization for its first official fundraiser across all 153 restaurants.

The fund was established to provide a financial safety net during emergencies and crisis for employees, guests and communities across the restaurant chain’s footprint of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. It was launched with starter funds provided by Jack’s and its employees.

“At Jack’s our team has a tradition of giving that truly reflects the spirit of Southern hospitality that makes our customers feel like family,” Mike Greco, president of the Jack’s Family Fund board of directors said. “Not only were initial funds raised out of our own pockets, but our team was passionate about Kids to Love being our first non-profit partner because we’re helping children in crisis in hometowns across the state.”

Kids to Love’s reach mirrors the Jack’s restaurant footprint helping foster children to find their forever homes and providing needs like food, clothing and shelter along their journey. Donations to the Kids to Love fundraiser will be accepted at all restaurants from August 8- September 25. All funds donated will go directly toward assisting foster children as they prepare for forever families and the Kids to Love girls’ home, Davidson Farms.

“The foster children we serve live in the same communities that Jack’s serves,” says Lee Marshall, Founder and CEO of Kids to Love. “I’m excited to work with Jack’s on behalf of all of our kids, including our girls who have found home here at Davidson Farms.”

Jack’s Family Fund/ Kids to Love Fundraiser Details:

What: Fundraising to support non-profit Kids to Love

When: August 8- September 25, 2018

Where: All Jack’s Locations

How: No purchase necessary, simply donate at restaurant registers or online here.

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