Enjoy a foot-long sub and help a United Way Community Impact Partner Agency build a better North Central Florida.
Since 1997, Subways of Alachua County have been donating $1 for every foot-long sub purchased on Monday nights between 5-7 pm: raising well over $75,000 to date. “It is one of the most enduring, ongoing promotions we’ve had,” said Esther Yoder, owner of three of the participating Subways. “Customers tell me they come on Monday evenings just because of how it benefits the United Way.”
The program began with the intentions of creating a common bond between Subway owners and other members of the community. “We were looking for a way to let the community know that we are real live people who live in the community and support our community,” Yoder said. “They can then help support our community through us.” Yoder said it has been a successful promotion for all involved. “People appreciate our involvement in the community and we enjoy giving back,” Yoder said.
Each month, the community partner listed will receive the proceeds from money raised through Subway Nights.
January – Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc.
February - Salvation Army
March - United Way Community Investment Fund
April - Children’s Home Society of Florida (National Child Abuse Prevention Month)
May – VETSPACE, Inc. (National Military Appreciation Month)
June - The Arc of Alachua County, Inc.
July – United Way Community Investment Fund
August - Girls Place, Inc.
September - Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County
October – Gigi’s Playhouse (Down Syndrome Awareness Month)
November - ElderCare or Alachua County, Inc. (National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month)
December - United Way Community Investment Fund