SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Sept. 27, 2016) – Jelly Belly Candy Company recently donated $20,000 in support of veterans, service members, and military families through Hope For The Warriors, with the sales of its Camo Beans Jelly Belly® jelly beans.
Celebrating 10 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
As a part of Jelly Belly’s continued support to U.S. troops, the company donates a portion of every package of Camo Beans sold to aid U.S. Veterans and their families. Since 2014, Jelly Belly Candy Company has donated $30,000 to Hope For The Warriors.
“At Jelly Belly, we’re proud to manufacture at two locations in the United States,” said Lisa Rowland Brasher, fifth-generation candy maker and president and CEO of Jelly Belly. “We are indebted to our servicemen and servicewomen for their sacrifices. That is why it’s an honor to give back in ways that improve the quality of life for our bravest citizens.”
The funds donated will benefit veterans, service members and military families through a variety of clinical health and wellness programs.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, it’s humbling to see the patriotic work by Jelly Belly Candy Company to support military members,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “We’re extremely grateful to receive the continued support to Hope For The Warriors’ health and wellness programs.”
For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 157 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/, Facebook or Twitter.
About Jelly Belly Candy Company:
The candy manufacturer is owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the founding candy-making family, which can trace its confectionery roots back to 1869. Its line of Jelly Belly jelly beans launched the company into worldwide prominence after Ronald Reagan was seen eating them on the presidential campaign trail in 1980. Today, the company makes Jelly Belly beans in more than 100 flavors, along with more than 50 other gourmet candies, including jells, gummies, chocolate covered treats, and seasonal sweets for the major holidays. For more information, visit www.JellyBelly.com.