Friday, November 18, 2016


Restaurant Shows Support for Local Men and Women In Need

APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 18, 2016) – For the fourth consecutive year, Cousins Subs® located at 706 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton, Wis. will host a Stuff the Stocking fundraiser from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 to benefit the Fox Valley Warming Shelter (FVWS).

Individuals interested in supporting FVWS can stop into the restaurant to purchase a paper ornament for $1.00 – one-hundred percent of all proceeds will directly support the shelter, which provides life’s basic needs – shelter, food, clothing and safety – to all homeless men and women in its facility.

Through previous Stuff the Stocking fundraisers, the restaurant has donated a total of approximately $1,500, as well as an assortment of needed supplies to the shelter.

"While homelessness effects our community all year, the holiday season is especially hard for people staying at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter,” said Scott Peeples, director of Fox Valley Warming Shelter. “The support we get from Cousins Subs Stuff the Stocking fundraiser not only helps us fulfill our mission. It also shows our clients that the community supports them, as individuals, during this season of hope."

The Northland Avenue Cousins Subs will also host a donation night on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 4 – 8 p.m. with 10 percent of all sales supporting FVWS. In addition, those who donate items off the shelter’s wish list will receive a FREE 7½-inch sub certificate redeemable during their next visit.

“As a strong community advocate, I feel it is imperative to help those in need throughout the Fox Valley Community,” said Kim Seidler, owner of the Northland Avenue Cousins Subs. “By supporting the Fox Valley Warming Shelter – a facility that provides men and women with a warm place to stay and life’s basic needs – we can make a local contribution, especially during the winter months when the homeless are in critical need.

The Cousins Subs on Northland Avenue first opened in May 1993 and transitioned ownership to Kim Seidler in January 2003. Under Seidler’s ownership, she continues to support FVWS through monthly donations of Cousins Subs Better Bread and signature chips.

For more information about FVWS or for a complete list of the shelter’s most-needed items, visit



Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs®, a family-owned, fast casual sub shop established in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin, is driven by the mission to Believe in Better – both in the quality of food it serves and in the communities it supports. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 100 sub sandwich shops throughout Wisconsin and Arizona, providing guests with quality deli-fresh and made to order grilled subs using only the freshest ingredients on its signature bread baked daily. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Fox Valley Warming Shelter provides overnight, temporary shelter to adult men and women who are homeless and collaborates with community resources to pave a path toward self-sufficiency.