One Amazing Night – 117,000 Reasons to Participate
Help support foster care adoption by eating at your local Wendy’s. On May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., 15% of purchases will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption!
May is National Foster Care Month, a month dedicated to providing awareness of the needs of children in the foster care system. As you know, Wendy’s charity of choice is the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) and its singular mission is to find forever families for children in foster care. It’s a mission we share – we believe that Unadoptable is Unacceptable. So, it seems appropriate that this year we decided to move our National Adoption Night fundraiser to May. On Tuesday May 8, 15% of dinner sales from participating Wendy’s restaurants will be donated to the DTFA in recognition of National Foster Care Month. As we prepare to kick off this event next week, DTFA President & CEO Rita Soronen shares more with us about why we participate.?
– Wendy’s Chief Communications Officer Liliana Esposito
Wendy’s and its customers generously give to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in so many ways – through canisters, Frosty Key Tags, Halloween coupon books and the newest campaign, National Adoption Night. These four in-restaurant efforts raised more than $12,500,000 last year and continue to grow.
This pulsing of support not only provides critical funding for programs like Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, helping to move thousands of our most vulnerable children from foster care into safe and loving adoptive homes, but it also allows us to elevate the awareness of the 117,000 children who are in foster care today and waiting for a family of their own.
On May 8, during National Foster Care Month, Wendy’s is again compassionately committed to National Adoption Night in the restaurants. WNAP has provided unanimous support for the effort and has set an ambitious but achievable goal of$1,000,000 raised.
Together we can do this. With Wendy’s working alongside of the Foundation, we have helped more than 7,200 children find their forever homes, with another 700 ready and simply waiting for a final court hearing. That’s nearly 8,000 children who now have a family and a future filled with hope – because of your support.
The legacy of Dave Thomas lives through Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Thank you for continuing that legacy by helping our children on National Adoption Night, and each and every day.
*This blog is part of an ongoing series of articles supporting an editorial focus in May on “Give Something Back” As the executive sponsor for this topic, Wendy’s Chief Communications Officer Liliana Esposito kicks off the month, which will focus on support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.