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TSFR Raises More Than $41,990 for Make-A-Wish Michigan, JDRF and MDA

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and our more than 100 Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza and Del Taco restaurants raised $41,991 benefiting Make-A-Wish® Michigan, JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during a one-day, statewide charity challenge on October 28 in honor of Make A Difference Day.

Throughout the day, guests were able to add a monetary donation to the charity, or charities, of their choice to their bill at each of our 64 TSFR Applebee’s, 27 Olga’s Kitchen, eight MOD Pizza and five Del Taco restaurants. Make-A-Wish® Michigan raised a total of 22,235, including an additional $5,000 donation from TSFR for raising the largest amount of money throughout the day, while JDRF raised $ 10,902 and MDA raised $ 8,854—both including an additional $2,500 donation from TSFR.

In our second year of hosting the Make a Difference Day charity challenge, we are thankful to all those who came out to support this great cause and make it a success. As we continue lead the way in our communities and foster relationships with local and statewide organizations, we are proud to give back to our long-time partners Make-A-Wish® Michigan, JDRF and MDA to ensure these inspiring organizations are able to continue making a difference in the lives of others.

In 2016, our first-ever Make a Difference Day event hosted at its Applebee’s restaurants raised more than $39,245 for the participating charities, which included a $10,000 donation from TSFR.