When Anne Beiler started her pretzel stand, she said, "Caring for other people is the purpose of Auntie Anne’s." Nearly thirty years later, that commitment to giving back in the communities where we work and live continues to motivate us.
Auntie Anne’s is honored to partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and support the mission to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Since 2011, Auntie Anne’s has raised more than $3 million for ALSF through annual in-store fundraising campaigns, coin canister donations, local event collaboration, and the company’s annual C.A.R.E.S. Golf Tournament.
This summer, guests who visit Auntie Anne’s from July 17 – September 10 can show their support in the fight to end childhood cancer by purchasing paper pretzel ribbon icons for $1. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the ribbons will be donated to ALSF. As a token of appreciation to guests who help “give hope” via the ribbon campaign, Auntie Anne’s will provide a $1 off coupon for their next purchase of any pretzel product or drink.
“The success of our partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a true testament to the hard work and dedicated service of our entire system, from corporate associates and franchisees to store managers and crew. We’re honored to help ALSF cure childhood cancer, one cup at a time.” - Heather Neary, President, Auntie Anne’
Auntie Anne’s is committed to fighting hunger and reducing food waste by donating surplus pretzel products through hunger-relief organizations such as rescue missions and after-school programs. Since 2010, Auntie Anne’s has donated more than 11.4 million pretzel products through its partnership with Food Donation Connection.
The C.A.R.E.S. (Community Action Requires Employee Support) Committee was founded in 1995 by the employees of Auntie Anne’s Inc. The mission of this independent, nonprofit organization is to provide focused community support through time and financial resources. Although separate, Auntie Anne's Inc. strongly endorses and encourages the efforts of the C.A.R.E.S. Committee.
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