Category Archive for ‘Causes’

Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $17,911 for The San Diego Chill

April 30, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)
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San Diego, CA – The San Diego Chill was designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its Customer Appreciation Sale held on April 11th. Jimbo’s…Naturally! donated 5% of the entire day’s sales in all 5 stores along with customer donations for a grand total of $17,911 to The San Diego Chill.

Started in 2013 by then 13 year old Isaiah Granet, The San Diego Chill has grown to almost 30 team members in under 2 years. Isaiah, a competitive travel hockey player was inspired to create The Chill when he realized there were kids who may never have the opportunity to experience the passion that he feels for playing ice hockey and more importantly, being part of a team. As the beneficiary of Jimbo’s Customer Appreciation Sale, The San Diego Chill will use the donation to help pay for their weekly 30-minute ice time fee of $200, plus equipment and travel costs.

“When I first heard about Isaiah Granet and the San Diego Chill, I was blown away. I could not believe that such a young man could have the wherewithal, compassion and willingness to put such a tremendous non profit organization together,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “We are honored to help The San Diego Chill by supporting Isaiah and his friends as they give their time to teach those with disabilities how to ice skate and to give them a sense of self esteem.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CHILL
The San Diego Chill is a non profit organization dedicated to providing children ages 7-13, with developmental and intellectual disabilities (such as Autism and Down Syndrome), the opportunity to learn to ice skate and play ice hockey as part of a team. For more information, visit www.sandiegochill.org.


Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $16,900 for Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

October 31, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA – Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center (OGLC) was designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its Anniversary Sale held on October 18th. Jimbo’s…Naturally! donated 5% of the entire day’s sales in all 5 stores along with customer donations for a grand total of $16,973 to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.
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Funds from the Anniversary Sale will support the Teacher Training Program, which is available to San Diego County teachers. OGLC developed several teacher training academies for school personnel and parents who want to learn more about garden based nutrition education. Trainings include creating and sustaining a school garden and cross curricular lesson planning using the garden as a teaching tool.

“For over 30 years, one of our primary goals has been to educate San Diegans, especially youngsters, about the importance of eating healthy. We need to have a dramatic shift in the way we look at food and what we consume,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “ In donating to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, we will be furthering our mission with the work they do. I have no doubt that we will dramatically improve the knowledge of many San Diegans in regards to eating healthy. Specifically, in donating to the Teacher Training Program, we will ensure that our children will have a greater understanding of the importance of eating a healthy diet and how they can accomplish that.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


ABOUT OLIVEWOOD GARDENS AND LEARNING CENTER

The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to connect and motivate students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens. Their Vision is to reconnect students and families to the natural environment through food, education and community engagement. For more information, visit www.olivewoodgardens.org or call 619.434.4260.

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! to Celebrate Anniversary Sale by Donating Percentage of Sales to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

October 13, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA – Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center has been designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its Anniversary Sale which will be held on Saturday, October 18th. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center will receive 5% of the entire day’s sales from all five Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations. Additionally, customers receive 5% off their purchase, with the option of donating those savings to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.

Funds from the Anniversary Sale will support the Teacher Training Program, which is available to San Diego County teachers. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center has developed several teacher training academies for school personnel and parents who want to learn more about garden based nutrition education. Trainings include creating and sustaining a school garden and cross curricular lesson planning using the garden as a teaching tool.

“It is with great excitement that we are partnering with Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. For over 30 years, one of our primary goals has been to educate San Diegans, especially youngsters, about the importance of eating healthy. We need to have a dramatic shift in the way we look at food and what we consume,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “ In donating to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, we will be furthering our mission with the work they do. I have no doubt that we will dramatically improve the knowledge of many San Diegans in regards to eating healthy. Specifically, in donating to the Teacher Training Program, we will ensure that our children will have a greater understanding of the importance of eating a healthy diet and how they can accomplish that. It is our privilege to be able to work with Olivewood to accomplish this.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


ABOUT OLIVEWOOD GARDENS AND LEARNING CENTER

The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to connect and motivate students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens. Their Vision is to reconnect students and families to the natural environment through food, education and community engagement. For more information, visit www.olivewoodgardens.org or call 619.434.4260.

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $14,000 for Kids Healthy BackPack Program

August 29, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)
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San Diego, CA –From August 4-17, Jimbo’s…Naturally! partnered with SuperFood Drive for a fifth summer to collect healthy food for Feeding America San Diego’s Kids BackPack Program. The BackPack Program serves over 2,500 children weekly at 17 schools around San Diego County. Each child receives an easy-to carry bag filled with nutritious staple items and fresh produce when leaving school each Friday afternoon. This year’s summer SuperFood Drive raised 2,500 pounds of nutrient-dense non-perishable foods for the San Diego community and customers donated an additional $14,631 for SuperFood Drive to purchase specific kids healthy back pack items for Feeding America San Diego.

Jim “Jimbo” Someck, owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!, is thrilled with the success of the summer
SuperFood Drive. “Our customers recognize the benefits of eating organically – on both their bodies and the environment. Accordingly, we believe that high quality natural foods, especially organics, should be made available to people of all ages. We are grateful for our customers’ generosity and support of SuperFood Drive and Feeding America San Diego.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Hosts 5th Annual Summer SuperFood Drive

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises minimum wage to $10/hour

July 3, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA –Local natural and organic foods company Jimbo’s…Naturally! has made the decision to raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2014. The implementation will begin immediately and the process will be complete within the next six months. The $10 per hour minimum applies to courtesy and helper clerks, while the minimum for all other positions will be $10.50 per hour. The announcement was made to staff at an all store meeting on June 26th and was enthusiastically received.

While many companies are looking for ways to cut costs and are laying off staff, Jimbo’s…Naturally! is committed to improving the financial possibilities for their employees. Despite the new wage increase, Jimbo’s…Naturally! will not be reducing employee hours, changing it’s pricing structure nor its focus on customer service. Customers will continue to experience the great customer service San Diegans have experienced for over 30 years.

“As part of our mission and commitment to our employees and customers, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our staff and Jimbo’s as a whole to raise our minimum wage to $10 per hour,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “While we feel we have always been competitive with our worker’s pay and overall benefits, we wanted to make a statement in regards to how much we value what they do. It is important in these difficult economic times that we provide our staff with a fair starting wage and opportunities to grow from there. We are committed to our staff and acknowledge their contribution to our overall success.”

Jimbo’s…Naturally! currently employs over 400 San Diegans. Employees will continue to receive important benefits such as medical/dental/vision insurance, quarterly bonus program, 401(k), paid time off, and 20% employee discount. For the full summary of benefits and current job openings, visit www/jimbos.com/employment.

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


Promises2Kids creates brighter futures for San Diego’s foster children

Your generous donation will support Promises2Kids and all of the 3,100 foster youth it serves year round through its programs:

• The Polinsky Children’s Center: San Diego’s emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

• Camp Connect: Provides siblings separated in foster care the opportunity to reconnect.

• Guardian Scholars: Providing former foster youth with the support needed to achieve their dreams of higher education.

• Foster Funds: Support for foster children’s wishes for special requests that most children take for granted such as dance lessons, graduations fees, prom, and summer camp registration.

Our fundraiser held May 5th-18th generated a total of $15,390.52!

Thank you for your support!


Support Foster Month at Jimbo’s…Naturally!

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $18,000 for Jewish Family Service

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April 30, 2014
San Diego, CA – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) was designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its annual Customer Appreciation Sale held on April 12th. Jimbo’s.. Naturally! donated 5% of the entire day’s sales in all 5 stores along with customer donations for a grand total of $18,076 to the Jewish Family Service.

JFS plans to use a large portion of the proceeds to replace its JFS Foodmobile truck, now more than 10 years old. JFS Foodmobile is the only program in San Diego providing hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.

“As part of our mission and throughout the years, we have worked with various charities and non-profits that support a number of social causes that we are passionate about,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. With our donation, not only will Jewish Family Service be able to purchase a new Foodmobile, but also fund additional valuable programs that they offer to the San Diego community.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.

ABOUT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for people in times of need. Our 50+ programs offer a wide range of help and care to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as hunger. But what begins with one JFS program often leads to providing a much larger scope of assistance, including counseling, education, job coaching, transportation, and more. Our message to the more than 35,000 individuals and families in our community who we help each year is: WE’RE WITH YOU. To learn why JFS is One Source for a Lifetime of Help, visit www.jfssd.org.

For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)


Jewish Family Service Chosen as Beneficiary of Jimbo’s Annual Customer Appreciation Sale, Saturday April 12, 2014

San Diego, CA – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its annual Customer Appreciation Sale. On April 12, Jimbo’s will donate 5% of the entire day’s sales to JFS. Each customer may also donate 5% of his/her individual purchase to JFS at the check stand. Additionally, customers have the opportunity to enter Jimbo’s drawing for free products. Between 12:00-4:00pm, shoppers can enjoy in-store demonstrations, free samples, and great giveaways!

By shopping at any of the five Jimbo’s locations in San Diego, customers will support Jewish Family Service’s work to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors across San Diego. JFS plans to use a large portion of the proceeds to replace its JFS Foodmobile truck, now more than 10 years old. JFS Foodmobile is the only program in San Diego providing hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.

“As part of our mission and throughout the years, we have worked with various charities and non-profits that support a number of social causes that we are passionate about,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally! “In that vein, we are proud to partner with Jewish Family Service as our beneficiary for our Customer Appreciation Day Sale. With our donation, not only will Jewish Family Service be able to purchase a new Foodmobile, but also fund additional valuable programs that they offer to the San Diego community.”

Jimbo’s Locations:

  • Downtown San Diego • Westfield Horton Plaza
    92 Horton Plaza
    San Diego 92101
  • Carmel Valley
    12853 El Camino Real
    San Diego 92130
  • 4S Ranch
    10511 4S Commons Dr.
    San Diego 92127
  • Escondido
    1633 S. Centre City Pkwy.
    Escondido 92025
  • Carlsbad
    1923 Calle Barcelona
    Carlsbad 92009

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ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.

ABOUT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for people in times of need. Our 50+ programs offer a wide range of help and care to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as hunger. But what begins with one JFS program often leads to providing a much larger scope of assistance, including counseling, education, job coaching, transportation, and more. Our message to the more than 35,000 individuals and families in our community who we help each year is: WE’RE WITH YOU. To learn why JFS is One Source for a Lifetime of Help, visit www.jfssd.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Person: Kelsey Burgess – 858-453-9600 (kelsey@behmedia.com)
Dennis Ellman – 858-453-9600 (dme@behmedia.com)