Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is opening its arms and its local locations to the LeBron James Family Foundation to raise funds for the upcoming I Promise School.

Through this partnership, Panera will match dollar for dollar any donation made at any one of its nearly 50 bakery-cafés in the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton areas. The Foundation will appear on the "Community Breadbox" donation collection canisters at each of these locations during the month of June as part of the Covelli Cares community support program.

"We are a Northeast Ohio company, so it means the world to us to do what we can do make a difference for our communities right here at home," said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. "We are incredibly proud to be able to support the work of the LeBron James Family Foundation, and we can’t wait to see the I PROMISE School come to fruition for the kids who need it most. In Northeast Ohio, we take care of each other. LeBron gets that, and so do we. We Are Family."

A huge thank you to the team at Panera Bread for believing in LeBron’s kids and supporting his mission to create long-term change for families in Akron.

We are family, indeed.