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Penn Station East Coast Subs launch campaign to support local Down syndrome organizations


Penn Station East Coast Subs is beginning a system-wide round-up campaign to support local Down syndrome organizations throughout the country.

From March 1 to March 21, customers will be able to round up their change or their dollars as a donation to their local Down syndrome organization. Customers who donate $2 or more will receive a coupon for a free small sub with any sub purchase to use on a future visit. Penn Station, Inc. will also donate $50,000 to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky is to celebrate the Down syndrome community, support individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the region, and educate ourselves and others about the true joys and challenges of Down syndrome.

Penn Station Founder and CEO Jeff Osterfeld has several close friends with children with Down syndrome and has been a supporter of these organizations for years, and several Penn Station franchisees and their families have relatives, friends and direct family members who have Down syndrome.

“Last year, we tested a round-up campaign in Cincinnati and Dayton, and based on that success we decided to take the campaign system-wide this year to make a greater impact,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “Local Down syndrome organizations provide extraordinary education, support and advocacy for people with Down syndrome. We are honored to partner with them in our system to help support their cause financially and raise awareness in their communities.”

Penn Station raised almost $30,000 for the chapters in Cincinnati and Dayton in 2019, in addition to its annual $50,000 donation to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network. With the campaign expanded system-wide this year, Penn Station hopes to donate at least $150,000 total.

From Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky


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