Franchising Gives Back

2015 Volunteer Event to Support Veteran’s Village in Las Vegas

Franchising Gives Back volunteers will donate their time and efforts in a special project to assist veterans at the Veteran’s Village in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., to kick off the IFA’s 55th Annual Convention, February 15-18, 2015.

Veteran’s Village is a transitional and permanent housing residence for U.S. veterans, and provides an on-site crisis intervention center, medical and mental health services, job referrals and training, food bank, clothing, and other supplemental services to promote independent living.

This event is being organized by the IFA Educational Foundation, VetFran Committee and other volunteer leaders. The Roark Capital Group is a founding sponsor of Franchising Gives Back. Franchising Gives Back is designed to highlight the strong commitment of service and leadership of franchising in local communities to build vibrant communities through both local economic activity and support for local organizations.

Volunteers will be transported from the hotel to Veteran’s Village where they can choose between a mix of hands-on projects that include painting, landscaping, or minor building; or an assembly project putting together toiletry kits for the residents of Veteran’s Village.

To participate in the Franchising Gives Back event, volunteers will need to preregister and present a credit card number as a guarantee of attendance. No shows will be charged $100 which will be donated to the Veteran’s Village.

This year’s event will launch a new multi-pronged Franchising Gives Back program organized by IFAEF that celebrates the community leadership of franchise businesses in local communities.

A Franchising Gives Back website, an awards program to recognize community leadership displayed by franchise businesses nationwide, and a national registry will promote and recognize the numerous community and philanthropic programs, service activities and events of franchise businesses.

For more information about the Franchising Gives Back event, please contact Gionne Jones at 202.662.0772 or

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