A local non-profit earns a more than $9,000 bonus.
Jersey Mike’s handed over the check to the Literacy Council Thursday morning. The sub shop raised the money during its month of giving back in March. This is the third year in a row Jersey Mike’s has raised funds for the Literacy Council and the non-profit says with Springfield’s inaction, they need the donation now more than ever.
“A great deal of our funds come from grants from the state, which are then also enhanced by the federal government and because we’re not getting one,” said Sheryl Thogerson of the Literacy Council. “We’re not getting the other and the need is very great.”
The Literacy Council helps teach adults to read and write. The money will be used for it’s tutoring program.