Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation Raises $84,000
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 21, 2011) — Earlier this month, the Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, held its annual fundraiser. This year’s event, titled “Share the Love, Feel the Music,” was a huge success raising $84,000.
Christian Service Center, an organization that partners with Orange County schools to provide food to students and their families when in need, will receive nearly $13,000 of the money raised at this event.
“The Just In Queso Foundation has recently become our partner over the last six months and we look forward to doing much more with them in the future,” said Executive Director of Christian Service Center Robert Stuart. “This money will provide 5,000 meals, ensuring that the children of Central Florida have plenty to eat and can focus on learning!”
The remaining $70,000 will go into Just In Queso’s fund that is used to provide aid to individuals, communities and other organizations in need. This charity is unique in that it collects funds in order to have money ready and waiting “just in case” a tragedy strikes.
“The Just In Queso Foundation supports individuals, families and other organizations during all kinds of ‘tragedies,” said Just In Queso Development Manager Ben Kuykendall. “Whether it’s helping those affected by natural disasters, individuals facing life-threatening medical illnesses, or even sending a little bit of home to our military overseas — Just In Queso is there.”
The Just In Queso Foundation is always looking for support in the form of both monetary and tangible donations, as well as volunteer support. Visit http://www.TijuanaFlats.com, http://www.JustInQueso.orgor email JIQ@TijuanaFlats.com.
About the Just in Queso Foundation
Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation provides aid to individuals, communities and organizations in need. With the Just in Queso Foundation, Tijuana Flats is able to have support funds waiting “just in case” a tragedy strikes and people are left in need, including everything from rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters to providing monetary support for other non-profit charities, families and individuals when they need it most.
The Just in Queso Foundation provides financial support primarily through the in-store and online sales of the Just in Queso charity hot sauce, as well as the restaurant’s special-edition holiday “Smack My Ass and Call Me Santa!” hot sauce where $3 from each bottle is donated to charity. Employees of Tijuana Flats also have the opportunity to donate directly from their paycheck, which an impressive 40 percent of the company currently do.
For more information, visit www.justinqueso.org.