Who we are

Franchising Gives Back 2017 Las Vegas, NV

The story of who we are at Franchising Gives Back would not be complete without explaining how we began.

Franchising Gives Back began at the IFA Annual Convention when a group of IFA members – franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers – organized a volunteer effort to serve a specific need in the community. For many the spirit of teamwork and “giving back” to the community where IFA’s convention was being held was the highlight of their convention experience.

As we heard stories about how these business leaders give back by supporting charities in their local communities, we began to realize something very important. Franchise businesses are engaged in charitable and community support activities every day in thousands of communities across the U.S. and around the world. Through their efforts — by contributing countless hours of volunteer time and financial support to local charities and service organizations — they are making a huge impact on their local communities and have been for years.

Moving Forward On Giving Back

Today, Franchising Gives Back recognizes and promotes the contributions of franchise business leaders year-round. From supporting Little League baseball teams, to donating food for homeless shelters, to organizing marches for cancer research, franchise businesses donate billions of volunteer hours and dollars to give back to their communities. Big or small, the combined local contributions of franchising create a significant impact worldwide.

Franchising Gives Back recognizes the leaders who are giving back to move communities forward and inspiring their peers to do the same.


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