Mark your calendars, because Friendly’s ‘Cones for Kids’ campaign is back. After a several year hiatus, Cones for Kids is returning from September 20 through October 31 to raise money to benefit Easterseals, America’s largest nonprofit provider of services and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and seniors, and their families. All Friendly’s Restaurants will participate toward the goal of raising $500,000 through the six-week campaign.
During this limited time campaign, Friendly’s guests making a $2 donation will receive a sheet of shareable Halloween treat cards valid for five free kids cones, plus a $5 off $25 coupon. Coupons are valid from November 1 to November 30 and can be redeemed at any Friendly’s Restaurant.
“At Friendly’s, we’re not only a softie for ice cream but a softie for people too, which is why we’re so excited to bring back the Cones for Kids campaign this fall,” says Craig Erlich, CEO of Friendly’s Restaurants. “Our partnership with Easterseals supports the organization’s life-changing services in local communities for children and adults with disabilities. We’re so grateful to be able to continue our partnership and give back to our communities, one ice cream cone at a time.”
Friendly’s Cones for Kids campaign started in the early 1980s and has been a cherished tradition throughout the years. The campaign has raised more than $28 million for Easterseals local disability services over the years, helping millions of kids and adults in Friendly’s markets nationwide. Funds raised from the campaign remain local to support a wide range of programming at 15 Easterseals organizations, serving individuals and families in the communities where Friendly’s Restaurants are located.
“Easterseals is honored to once again benefit from the Cones for Kids campaign at Friendly’s,” says Easterseals President and CEO Angela F. Williams. “We are thankful for this long-standing partnership which, throughout the years, has helped support critical services for children and adults with disabilities and their families in Friendly’s markets nationwide.”