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.

Jack’s Family Fund raises over $80,000 at Inaugural Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Jack’s Family Fund hosted its inaugural fundraiser, the Jack’s Family Fund Golf Tournament, in March at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley. The event hosted nearly 100 golfers from a number of Jack’s trusted vendor partners including Mayfield’s Ice Cream, Coca-Cola and Royal Cup Coffee. More than $80,000 was raised to directly benefit our employees, guests and community in times of hardship.

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