Franchising Gives Back is the newest initiative established to promote and recognize the philanthropic and community service contributions of franchise businesses in their local communities.
Franchising Gives Back began at the IFA Annual Convention when a group of IFA members – franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers – organized a volunteer effort to serve a specific need in the community. For many the spirit of teamwork and “giving back” to the community where IFA’s convention was being held was the highlight of their convention experience.
Big or small, the combined local contributions of franchising create a significant impact worldwide. Franchising Gives Back recognizes the leaders who are giving back to move communities forward and inspiring their peers to do the same.
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The purpose of Franchising Gives Back is not only to recognize these businesses, but to encourage others to ‘give back’. The economic footprint of franchising is very big, providing millions of jobs and billions of dollars to the U.S. GDP, but our social footprint, in our communities, touching the lives of our customers and neighbors in very personal ways is even bigger.
Steve Romaniello, Managing Director, Roark Capital Group