Friendly’s Kicks Off 32nd Annual Fundraiser for Easter Seals
Help a child with disabilities and get a sweet deal!
Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore welcomes the kick-off of the 32nd annual Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation ‘Cones for Kids’ campaign that helps support camps for children with disabilities like Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor.
For a $1 donation, Friendly’s provides restaurant guests with five Valentine’s Day coupons, redeemable for free Friendly’s Kids Cones and a buy-one-get-one free adult entrée certificate. Click here for a list of local participating restaurants.
The campaign runs January 14 through February 14, 2013. Coupons are redeemable through March 14.
Funds raised will support Easter Seals Camp Friendly’s programs, like Camp Fairlee Manor. ‘Cones for Kids’ helps support the projected growth that Camp Fairlee expects after the addition of the new health center and cabin, built last year. Easter Seals Camp Friendly’s provides an opportunity for kids with disabilities to be included in regular camp activities like, boating, canoeing, swimming, archery, ropes courses, horseback riding, hiking, basketball and fishing.
“’Cones for Kids’ makes it possible for children and adults with disabilities to attend a camp that ensures that each camper has fun and is seen for who they are and not for their disability. The funds raised in this campaign can be life changing to each camper,” said Bill Adami, Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore President/CEO.
Celebrating More Than 30 Years of Cones for Kids
Friendly’s successful ‘Cones for Kids’ campaign is an annual tradition where guests and employees across the restaurant chain help change the lives of thousands of children with disabilities through their efforts. The campaign has raised more than $27 million to date -- more than $460,000 in 2012 alone -- to benefit Easter Seals Camp Friendly’s program locations across the country.
About Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC
Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC is a vertically integrated restaurant company, with an iconic brand name, serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment. Together with its broad franchisee base, the company has system-wide sales of over $550 million and distribution through over 7,500 retail locations. For 77 years, Friendly’s restaurants and dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests. For the future, Friendly’s has plans for new food and ice cream products, enhanced buildings, and new service channels. For additional information please visit www.friendlys.com.
About Easter Seals and Camp Fairlee Manor
Easter Seals’ Camp Fairlee Manor is the only camp in the region that provides a typical residential camp experience for children and adults with disabilities on a year-round basis. Campers enjoy a fun, supportive camp environment while family members enjoy time off from continuous care giving. Camp Fairlee offers week-long camp sessions throughout the summer, as well as a weekend respite program from October through May.
Click here to learn more about Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor and its respite and travel trip opportunities. If you know a person with a disability who could benefit from a week of summer camp activities, please call 410-778-0566. If you’d like to support camp by making a donation, contact Barbara Snyder at 1-800-677-3800 or write email@example.com.
For more information about Easter Seals, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.