newhopegriefThe New Hope Grief Community will be holding a free-sub sandwich fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s Subs from Monday, April 1, to Saturday, April 13, to raise money for grief suppport programs in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD).

New Hope will be distributing 5,000 coupons throughout the community, which will offer a free regular sub with a minimum $2 donation to the program. Customers will also receive a ninety-minute parking validation with their donation.

Developed in 1999, the New Hope Grief Community has been providing Long Beach with grief support groups, educational resources, seminars and family grief camps free of charge. In 2011, the organization launched its first Family Camp at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in Idyllwild. Recently, New Hope began providing eight-week grief support groups to elementary and middle school students throughout LBUSD, and plans to continue working with LBUSD counselors at no cost to the school.

“School resources are shrinking, and the need for grief support for our students is growing,” said Terri Phelps, the school counselor at Franklin Middle School. “The groups have helped with so many issues among grieving students, including behavior and attendance. There are an awful lot of students in need of grief counseling.”

Jersey Mike’s has been an avid supporter of charities. This month marked the sub shop’s 3rd annual “Month of Giving in March.” Last year, Jersey Mike’s fundraised $858,000 nationwide in donations to over 70 charities. Franchise owner Dan Burell plans to assisst New Hope, as well, in April.

“This cause is very important to us,” said Burell. “Grief is an inevitable visitor into everyone’s life, but when it happens to a young person it’s important they receive the support, tools, and hope they need to move forward. We want to encourage all of our customers to come out and enjoy a sub to support New Hope.”

Jersey Mike’s Subs’ hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10AM to 7PM, Saturdays 8AM to 2PM, and closed on Sundays. Additional coupons can be picked up at the New Hope offices during business hours. Call 562-429-0075 ext. 2 to make an appointment.

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Jersey Mike’s Coupon

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