Local Applebee’s locations raise $6K for Toys for Tots
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Florida and Georgia raised more than $56,200 for the U.S. Marines Corps in support of its Toys for Tots program, including roughly $6,300 from the chain’s restaurants in Palm Beach County, the company said.
Marc Prince (right), director of operations for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, presents a check for $56,277 to Chief Warrant Officer A.T. Wilson, of the U.S. Marines Corps in support of its Toys for Tots program. The funds were raised during Applebee’s annual Breakfast with Santa events held in Florida and Georgia, in which 100 percent of the proceeds benefitted underprivileged children in local communities during the holiday season. Over the past 17 years, Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia have raised more than $3.6 million for the Toys for Tots initiative, helping to spread holiday cheer to over 230,000 deserving children.
The funds were raised during Applebee’s annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser, which was held at locations in Florida and Georgia in December.
According to the restaurant, the Boynton Beach location raised $928, the Greenacres location raised $1,227, the Lake Park location raised $1,012, the Royal Palm location raised $835, the West Delray location raised $1,505 and the Military Trail location raised $831.