San Diego, CA, October 31, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Sombrero Mexican Food, celebrating 30 years of serving “San Diego-style,” fast casual cuisine, hosted its 3rd annual “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at all 19 of its locations, spanning Southern California, Arizona and Texas. As of September 30, 2014, Sombrero Mexican Food announced that it had successfully reached its goal of raising $30k for MDA services.
Initiating its fundraising efforts for MDA in 2012, Sombrero Mexican Food completed its first fundraiser with $8,510 raised, across all its locations, sending 10 MDA kids to summer camp. With the 2013 fundraiser bring in $9,790, the management team at Sombrero Mexican Food set out to hit the $30,000 mark during the company’s 30th Anniversary year in 2014, with the hope to send a total of 37 kids to camp.
With the total donation amount for 2014, coming in at $12,240, the company exceeded its goal by $540, bringing the total amount donated to MDA, from Sombrero Mexican Food, to $30,540.
“It’s been such an honor to be able to work with the MDA team over the past few years on three successful fundraising campaigns, each year raising more than the year before, ultimately exceeding our goal of $30,000,” said Javier Correa Jr., COO of family-owned and operated Sombrero Mexican Food. “While my team and I spearheaded and facilitated the campaigns each year, the credit belongs to our incredible customers who have blown us away with the support and donations to bring us to this exciting announcement. Thank you to every one who contributed; we know your donations will be used for life-changing services.”
This year’s fundraiser was held from August 25th, 2014 through September 30th, 2014, around the same time it has been held the previous two years. Sombrero guests were given the opportunity to make a donation of either $1 or $5 to MDA with a paper mobile to be displayed in store for entire month. Each mobile also came with a “$1-off any combo meal” coupon that could be used at any Sombrero Mexican Food location.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association describes itself as the world’s leading non-profit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for various neuromuscular diseases. Conducting worldwide research, funding healthcare services for individuals and families, and encouraging advocacy throughout communities, are just a few efforts that the organization sets out to accomplish with donations received. MDA is dedicated to improving every aspect of those individuals and families who are diagnosed with and affected by these neuromuscular diseases.
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The summer camp program, of which the funds from Sombrero Mexican Food’s campaign will support, allows kids with neuromuscular diseases to experience an overnight camp that is designed specifically for them, allowing them to meet other kids who are part of the MDA community. The camp offers a variety of activities to choose from, such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts and more.
About Sombrero Mexican Food
The “San Diego-style” restaurant we know today as Sombrero Mexican Food first opened its doors in the summer of 1984, at its original location at the corner of Montezuma and El Cajon Boulevard. Javier, the CEO and founder, grew up in the restaurant business and decided to reopen what was his parent’s old taco-shop as a new, quick-service restaurant with authentic Mexican food. By using many of the original authentic recipes, providing dine-in restaurant quality, and quick & friendly customer service, Javier began his dream of creating what Sombrero Mexican Food has become today. With 19 locations in California and now Texas, Javier can be proud of the growth of this restaurant that he is responsible for.