Arby's Restaurants in Syracuse and Central New York Donate $10,632 to Support Local Muscular Dystrophy Association

Over $74,000 Raised in Past 9 Years

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We’re excited about the work the local MDA organization provides to the community and look forward to more successful years to come.

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014

The local Arby’s restaurants of Syracuse and Central New York have been proud partners and advocates of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Syracuse and Central New York for over 9 years. Over that period of time, the local Arby’s restaurants have donated more than $74,000 to the organization. On April 27th of this year, Robert Kelley, Senior Vice President of Operations for the local Arby’s Restaurants presented Cheryl Blair, MDA’s Fundraising Coordinator, with a check for $10,632 for funds raised in March of this year. With a strong belief in giving back to the local community, Arby’s Franchisee Grant Avenue Development is a proud participant in the MDA’s “Shamrocks Against Dystrophy” campaign. The campaign included Arby’s restaurants selling $5 gold shamrock mobiles and $1 green mobiles to customers.

Over the years, Arby’s commitment to the cause has grown with employees embracing the program and dedicating themselves every March to raising enough money to send local children with neuromuscular diseases to the local MDA Summer Camp in Central New York. The support we receive from Grant Avenue Development is instrumental in accomplishing our goals,” said Cheryl Blair, MDA’s Fundraising Coordinator. “They always give more than 100% to helping MDA and work with us year round to support the organization.”

Bob Kelley, Senior Vice President of Operations for Grant Avenue Development said, “We like to see the impact of the donations we are able give on behalf of our company and our customers. We’re excited about the work the local MDA organization provides to the community and look forward to more successful years to come.”

ABOUT GRANT AVENUE DEVELOPMENT (DBA ARBY’S)

Grant Avenue was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn, New York. The company is a large Arby’s franchisee with 37 Arby’s restaurants in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The company also owns and operates two Tim Horton’s franchises and two Domino’s Pizza units. Today Grant Avenue Development employs more than 700 people.


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