Hey Steeler Nation! You can combine K9’s with Valentines with the help of Sarris Candies!

“We’re so grateful for Sarris Candies’ generous support. We’re excited to involve a local favorite like Sarris Candies in helping to support our police and fire departments!” – Ben.

ValentinesDayCollageEach NFL season, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation distributes grants to police and fire department K-9 units in the city, and surrounding community, of each regular season away game for the Steelers.

The foundation also distributes several grants each year to K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area.

K-9 units are often woefully underfunded and depend on public donations to continue their important work protecting the community and their human partners.

Sarris Candies wants to help you with your Valentines Day gift-giving and at the same time, you can help Ben’s foundation support our public service heroes!

Just use the group code of 77-7777 on Sarris Candies’ website, (www.Sarriscandiesfundraising.com) to purchase any of Sarris’ expansive candy fundraising catalog products, like the Heart Deluxe Assortment, Cordial Strawberries, yummy Valentines Day Oreos or go sporty with the Pittsburgh Black and Gold Assortment….and of course, Smooches (pictured)!!

Sarris will then donate 25% of the purchase price to Ben’s foundation.

“Giving back to the community in which we live has long been a core belief here at Sarris Candies and we’re excited to have the opportunity to have a little influence and encourage people to support and donate to such a worthy cause in our community.” — Bill Sarris, President of Sarris Candies.

The Foundation distributed more than $130,000 in grants to K-9 units around the country during the 2014-15 NFL season and has distributed in excess of $1.3 million since 2007.

For more info or to make a donation to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation please contact Jessica Duffaut at The Giving Back Fund.

*Photos: Sarris Candies and the Sacramento Police Department.