Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations on Long Island will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The fundraiser will support the efforts of the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program, currently in its 67th year, which distributes new toys to underprivileged children to brighten the holidays, unify local communities and deliver a message of hope.
Guests can enjoy breakfast compliments of Applebee’s along with goodies, raffle tickets for door prizes and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus. Tickets to Breakfast with Santa, which can be purchased by calling or visiting a local Applebee’s, are $10 each, and advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge. Applebee’s will raise additional funds by selling paper “gift packages” for $1 each, which will be displayed in the restaurants. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Breakfast with Santa events and “gift package” purchases will be donated directly to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families.
“We are proud to once again partner with Toys for Tots for the 2015 holiday season,” said Ed Doherty, founder and CEO of Doherty Enterprises. “Charitable giving is a focus within our company and the restaurants we operate, and our employees go above and beyond to do all they can to raise awareness and funds. As is it the season of giving, we are proud to be able to support this fantastic organization and its efforts within our local communities.”
“We are grateful to Doherty Enterprises and their continued support over the last sixteen years as a corporate sponsor,” said retired Marine General Pete Osman, the President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Ed Doherty and everyone on his team work extremely hard to make this program a success year after year, and we are fortunate to have them as a partner, as their generous contributions help us continue toward our goal of building better communities by providing support and hope.”