Community Auctions is proud to recognize Jersey Mike’s Subs, Colorado Springs, CO as our Featured Community Partner for the start of 2022. They were able to raise over $12,000 during 2021 for The Colorado Special Olympics using the Community Auctions Platform.
Jersey Mike’s Subs have a long history of supporting charitable causes and Nathan Rose, owner of 8 Jersey Mike’s Subs in Colorado Springs is continuing in that tradition.
Says Mr. Rose, “ The Community Auctions have been a great addition to our stores. I can't remember who the first person was who reached out to me about setting them up, but after hearing how it all worked...it was a very easy decision to say yes. Someone sent me info that a while back we had been able to help raise over $75,000 for the Special Olympics from the tables ... wow!!! A few years ago we had a team member at our Mesa Ridge store who would work a few 2 hr shifts per week, Jordan Dumas. The young man was accompanied by a coach, to assist with wiping the tables and sweeping the lobby floors. Mr. Dumas communicated to me, through his coach, that "one day, he wanted to also be on the main line making subs with us..." It was very humbling to hear that, as we all get so caught up in everything, and end up taking things for granted. We get to make subs all day, and take care of hungry customers....that was a goal for Mr. Dumas. I think about that when I am feeling overwhelmed, or share the story with a manager when it all seems too stressful. Mr. Dumas had to stop working when Covid changed the world, and hopefully one day he will be able to come back to work. I got to see the impact that we could have on lives, by just going about our normal day, and being decent and kind. The Community Auction tables are a way for us to make a similar impact, and all I had to do is say Yes. You guys should get all the credit, you do all the work…I just happened to have stores with extra space in the front for a table. Thanks for all you do, and so glad that you are making a difference in the lives of others.”
We thank Jersey Mike’s Subs, Colorado Springs, CO for all they do for us, The Colorado Special Olympics, individuals like Mr. Dumas. The unbridled joy on Mr. Dumas’s face, shown in the photo below, tells more about the impact of Mr. Rose and Jersey Mike’s Subs than words could ever tell. We wish all of them a wonderful new year with those they love.