SUBWAY® Cares for Kids Day to be celebrated Nov. 17
AUGUSTA, Ga. – SUBWAY® sandwich shops across the CSRA will celebrate SUBWAY Cares for Kids Day on Thursday, Nov. 17, and donate a portion of the day’s sales to benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Patrons are invited to get a taste of turkey, ham and other subs a week before Thanksgiving and show their gratitude to the not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia during the one-day campaign.
On Nov. 10, prior to the special event, local SUBWAY owners will visit Children’s Hospital of Georgia to serve subs to patients and their families. Then, on event day, Nov. 17, representatives of Children’s Hospital of Georgia will take their turn as guest Sandwich Artists at the SUBWAY restaurant across the street from the children’s hospital at 1467 Harper St.
“Our local children’s hospital helps kids when they need it the most,” said Susan Partridge, local marketing director for SUBWAY sandwich shops. “We thank the community for helping us raise money to support quality medical care for babies and children in our community.”
Through the SUBWAY Cares for Kids Day campaign, participating sub shops expect to collectively contribute approximately $25,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that serve sick and injured children in their local communities. Local donations will be used to purchase new rocking chairs for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at CHOG, so families may hold and comfort their ill children. This is the first campaign held by SUBWAY restaurants for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Georgia and the Carolinas.
“We are grateful to have our local SUBWAY sub shops partner with us to help raise awareness and dollars for support services like furniture to help patients during their hospital stay,” said Catherine Stewart, Children’s Hospital of Georgia Development Officer. “We invite everyone to stop by their local SUBWAY on Nov. 17 and support our Subway Cares for Kids Day event.”
The 154-bed CHOG is the second largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children. CHOG was recently ranked the nation’s top performing hospital in pediatric quality and safety by Vizient, Inc., a consortium of the country’s academic medical centers. Visit facebook.com/GAChildrens or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/GAChildrens.