Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, launched a fundraising campaign Monday to support relief efforts in the Dayton area following the Memorial Day tornado outbreak. The “Chip in for Dayton” campaign will be run at nearly 100 Panera Bread locations in Dayton, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Central Ohio. During the fundraising campaign, 25 cents from every cookie sold at those Panera locations will be donated to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation.
Covelli is also raising funds at its Dayton and central Ohio locations during the entire month of June through its Change Roll-up campaign. Covelli also donated 35,000 bottle of water to The Foodbank on May 31st.
“We’re doing all we can to help the situation in our Dayton-area neighborhoods, and we invite all other community stakeholders to do the same,” Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises, said. “Our goal is to give the people in the region as many ways to get involved in the relief effort as possible. We want the families affected to know they have our support and they are not alone in this.”
The “Chip in for Dayton” campaign is good for any kind of cookie sold at Panera.