Franchising Gives Back

Sports Clips Franchisee Gives Back to Employees and Community

Debra Sawyer, a Sports Clips “rock star” franchisee who owns over 20 locations throughout Virginia and Florida, has been a leader in the Sports Clips organization and a fierce advocate for women in franchising. Sawyer continues to lead the way as the coronavirus pandemic ravages American public health and its economy.

Grumpy’s Restaurant CEO Connects with Community Amid Crisis

A well-loved Jacksonville, Florida staple, Grumpy’s Restaurant is one of many small franchises across the nation that has had to make huge adaptations during the pandemic. The brand, with their flagship unit open and two in development, has always been involved in its home community of Orange Park, Florida, but in a time of crisis, President and CEO Daniel DeLeon knew he had to put a plan in place to connect with his staff, local residents, first responders, and more. During a time when there is a lot of uncertainty, he urges franchisors and franchisees alike to make a difference on a local level.

Assisted Living Locators Supports Veterans During COVID-19 Crisis


“Our veterans, no matter how much time they spend in uniform, devote some or all of their lives looking out for us. It’s time we help take care of them. Many are elderly and for medical reasons are unable to do things for themselves,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN. 

Assisted Living Locators senior care advisors are strengthening and supporting the veteran’s community by offering free services, resources and guidance to help senior veterans and families find the best care solutions. Here are some of the inspiring ways they are giving back.

You Can Count on Marco’s Pizza – Franchisees Ignite Hyper-Local Giveback Efforts Amid the Pandemic


As franchise brands navigate the pandemic, brand culture increases in importance. Strong brand health depends on community involvement, which will continue to accelerate as we enter this new, post-COVID era. 

RNR Tire Express Car Giveaway to a Deserving Mother


For Mother’s Day 2020, RNR Tire Express in Tampa, Florida decided to go the extra mile to spread kindness and hope during these chaotic times. RNR Tire Express, the nation’s fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise, began accepting submissions for a contest to give away a brand-new car to a deserving mother.

Premium Service Brands Donates 200 Backpacks of Food to Local Families in Albemarle County Public School District Amid COVID-19


Through the home services franchisor’s charity Kids-Lift, franchisees across the network are encouraging their respective communities to give back through the non-profit to supply food to the families who need it most during these difficult times.

Kids-Lift, the nonprofit organization of Charlottesville’s Premium Ser

Leaping Above and Beyond for the Community – Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Gives Back Amid COVID-19


In a blink of an eye, a quick bite to eat at a favorite locally owned pub or visiting a loved one in an assisted living facility became impossible activities amid stay-at-home orders, while personal protective equipment became a part of our wardrobes. For individuals and businesses alike, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up our communities and redefined our day-to-day lives. 

Camaraderie Amidst Pandemic 

Creative Colors Provides Free Vehicle Sanitizing to Local Police and Fire Departments


Just outside of Chicago in Mokena and Frankfort, the team at J&J’s Creative Colors has been giving back to local police and fire departments. They have provided free vehicle sanitizing for patrol cars and ambulances, which will help to provide a safe environment for their community heroes. So far, they have made four rounds of cleanings, and will have more planned.

Giving Back is the Best Investment a Franchise Can Make


When we started the franchise back in 2007, my original partners and I mutually agreed that giving back was an important investment to make in our neighborhood and our business. We lived in the best city, enjoyed the best staff and a growing clientele, and had access to the best community partners, so it was an easy decision.