Panera Bread kicks off state-wide fundraising campaign for the 17th Annual Children’s Friend 5k

Howley Bread Group (HBG), a franchisee of Panera Bread, has started its annual fundraising campaign for Children’s Friend, a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting vulnerable children in Rhode Island.

Beginning April 8, 2019, bakery-cafés in 12 Rhode Island and Massachusetts locations will begin raising funds for this worthy cause. Customers who choose to donate $1 or more to the organization while placing their order will receive a special Children’s Friend bracelet.

Children’s Friend 5K Walk & Run, which takes place on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Roger Williams Park in Providence, features a walk or timed 5K run, live performances, arts and crafts, free food from Panera Bread, and all kinds of fun for children and adults.

The event is free for walkers and there is a $30 registration fee for runners participating in the 5K. Dogs are welcome in accordance with Roger Williams Park policies.

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