Oshkosh Students in Need Benefit from Jimmy John’s Sharing the Love Community Event

Jimmy John’s Donates Over $1,400 to OASD Education Foundation Basic Needs Fund

Thanks to the generosity of Jimmy John’s in Oshkosh, along with a community of hungry supporters, the Oshkosh Area School District Education Foundation will be able to help more students in need. Jimmy John’s in Oshkosh recently donated $1,451.34 to the Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund, which provides transportation, food, hygiene, clothing, shelter, school supplies, and more to students in need. 

“We so appreciate the team at Jimmy John’s and their commitment to making a difference in our community,” said Theresa Duren, Director of the OASD Education Foundation. “This donation will allow us to help more students in need so that they can focus on learning.”

As part of its Sharing the Love Community Event, Jimmy John’s pledged to donate 10% of net sales at both Oshkosh locations on December 8. 

“The support from customers during this give-back event was one of the highest our location has seen,” said Brett Sawicki, General Manager of the Jimmy John’s - 70 Wisconsin Street Oshkosh location. “And seeing as I went to Read Elementary, Merrill Middle School and graduated from Oshkosh North High School in 2015, being able to help out our schools this way was pretty special.”

Since 2012, the OASD Education foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants benefiting the District’s 21 schools and making a positive impact in the lives of thousands of Oshkosh students and staff. 

The OASD Education Foundation engages the community in supporting Oshkosh public schools and is committed to providing resources for innovation, fine arts, athletics, scholarships, and other resources to enhance students' lives. The OASD Education Foundation funds are managed by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. For more information or to make a donation, contact Theresa Duren at theresa.duren@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or 920.424.0395. Additional information is available at www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/district/oshkosh-education-foundation.