IHOP Trades Pancakes for Sneakers for the BGCPBC

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IHOP Trades Pancakes for Sneakers for the Boys & Girls Club Kids of Palm Beach County
Sneakers for Students Project A Success

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 28, 2014) – In an effort to help less fortunate families throughout Florida, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGCPBC) teamed up with IHOP under the IHOP Charities umbrella to host “Sneakers for Students” this summer. This community project is designed to collect new/unused sneakers for Club children just in time for the beginning of a new school year.

For four weeks, IHOP asked patrons to bring in a pair of new/unused sneakers to any participating IHOP location. In return, IHOP gave a short stack of buttermilk pancakes to each donor. The shoes were distributed to local Club kids the weeks of August 4th and 11th.

“We are grateful to IHOP for donating close to 400 pairs of brand new shoes to our Club members located all over the County,” said Jaene Miranda, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Each year, the kids look forward to having new shoes for the school year, especially those with families that just can’t afford them. It’s inspiring to have such a large organization like IHOP care about the community and truly take action to help.”

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

About International House of Pancakes, LLC
For over 55 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast ®,” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of March 31, 2014, there were 1,627 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com. Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.


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