FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly’s restaurants) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up to provide children at Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country with an engaging experience where they feel safe, are supported by caring adults, and have access to impactful programs.

Friendly’s believes that every child deserves a great future and is proud to be aligned with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization that for more than 150 years, has enabled young people who are in need achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach.

Throughout a three-year partnership, over 250 Friendly’s restaurants in 14 states will host in-restaurant “Cones for Kids” fundraising campaigns, with the first launching on Saturday, October 1,  just in time for eager parents planning what to hand out for this year’s Halloween treats!

“At Friendly’s, we believe that all kids deserve a chance to succeed, which is why we’re thrilled to host two annual ‘Cones for Kids’ fundraising campaigns in our restaurants that will benefit local Clubs across the country,” says John Maguire, president and CEO of Friendly’s. “For well over a century, Boys & Girls Clubs of America have supported America’s youth in our local communities by providing a safe place with adult mentors who work hard every day to make sure our kids have fun, form lasting friendships, and can participate in programming that emphasizes academic success, good character and citizenship, and active lifestyles.”

In exchange for a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, guests dining at their local Friendly’s restaurant will receive a “Kid Card” featuring coupons good for one Free Single Cone, a sweet surprise that’s sure to be a hit with neighborhood kids donning their favorite costumes.

For those who are simply “young at heart,” but still wish to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a $1 donation, an Adult Coupon Book featuring the following four delicious offers is also available:

  • $5 Off $25 Purchase
  • $3 Off $15 Purchase
  • Free Kids Meal With Adult Entrée
  • BOGO Any Size Sundae

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America works to ensure that all kids and teens have a safe, engaging place to go where they can explore new opportunities and find their passions during the out of school time,” says Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The generous donations raised at Friendly’s restaurants during the “Cones for Kids” promotion will help enable more youth at Clubs in local communities to have a great future.”

Friendly’s next “Cones for Kids” fundraising campaign is slated to begin mid-January 2017 and will feature a similar Adult Coupon Book and Valentine’s Day-themed “Kid Card” in exchange for a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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