PARSIPPANY – Applebee’s in Parsippany hosted its highly-anticipated annual “Breakfast with Santa” event, a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. The event was a resounding success, with tickets selling out quickly.
Doherty Enterprises‘ Applebee’s hopes to reach $5.5 million in total donations for Toys for Tots over the past 25 years, launching its 25th annual holiday campaigns at participating restaurants in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Georgia this holiday season.
100% of the collected contributions are donated directly to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program so new toys can be distributed to deserving area families.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Toys for Tots for the 25th year and are honored to support underserved children in our local communities during the holiday season year after year,” Kurt Pahlitzsch, Doherty’s vice president of operations, said. “Our commitment to this cause is a reflection of our dedication to the community, and we love bringing joy to children in need as well as adding festive elements of fun for our guests.”
Since its inception, Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s restaurants have generated more than $5.2 million through their Toys for Tots fundraising campaign to benefit local communities.