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Applebee’s raises $108,590 for Toys for Tots

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in New Jersey raised a total of $108,590 for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the charity which distributes toys to underprivileged children to provide a tangible sign of hope to as many economically disadvantaged children as possible at Christmas.

On Dec. 7, 2019 Applebee’s locations throughout New Jersey hosted a Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Breakfast with Santa event were donated directly to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

This event marked the 21st year Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, which owns more than 96 Applebee’s restaurants across New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia have raised over $4.8 million for the Toys for Tots initiative to date, helping to spread holiday cheer to more than 230,000 deserving children


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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