When Sharon Estroff first started Challenge Island, it was just an education experiment she was conducting in her own classroom. As a 2nd grade teacher, Sharon thought of Challenge…Meet Sharon Estroff
When local businesses succeed, communities thrive. That is why franchises are so vital to uplifting our students, our neighbors, and our families. Franchises provide essential jobs, income, and benefits. But even more important—they foster a true sense of local community. Franchise owners are integral to that community through their philanthropic efforts — sponsoring the local little league team, raising money for student programs, and delivering hot meals for those in need. Many of these local businesses have been serving their communities for decades. Owners, employees, and customers rely on each other, building each other up and creating long-term, quality relationships that define what community really means today. Together, we are Open for Opportunity.
Amount franchises have contributed to community efforts
Hours franchise owners and employees have volunteered – and counting
65 percent of independent franchises donate to charity and industry-wide contributions total approx. $1.5 billion and 18 million hours of volunteer activity
Debbie and Deon Boles went searching for a franchise business that would lead them into retirement. Deon, a former tech worker in Silicon Valley, and Debbie, a former elementary…Meet Debbie and Deon Boles
When Jeff and Denise Garvey went looking for a second career they could go into together, they searched for a franchise that could benefit their community and be fulfilling. Denise…Meet Denise and Jeff Garvey