Each month, dedicated volunteers or community partners will be recognized for the time and talents dedicated to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS).
Tristan Lee, owner of three local Jersey Mike’s Subs locations, said he was drawn to the company because of the connection to the community.
Each Jersey Mike’s location chooses a local charity to work with and help fundraise.
“The Jersey Mike’s culture is all about giving back,” said Lee. “And what better way to give back to our community than to reach out to our schools. Schools are the heart of any community.”
Lee’s stores each have individual partnerships with neighboring schools. He also has sponsored Adopt A+ Grants through the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF).
“Each year we have helped VBEF fundraise with our $2 sub coupons,” he explained. “Each coupon used donated $1 to the Virginia Beach Education Foundation.”
“The VBEF week is one of my favorite events we do, because we see so many new faces and are able to reach a wide network,” said Lee. “Working with our school division and with our neighboring schools, I feel like I’m giving back to our future.”
During Teacher Appreciation Week, Lee and his Jersey Mike’s locations gave back by offering more than 10,000 VBCPS teachers and full-time staff a free sandwich.
“Children are our future. Schools are important. Teachers work hard,” said Lee. “If I can provide a teacher with something for lunch, it’s the least I can do.”
Become a volunteer or community partner today and make a difference in student’s lives. For more information on volunteering visit vbschools.com.