COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For 25 years, White Castle has turned its restaurants into designated Castles of Love, and celebrated Valentine's Day with a fun, affordable dinner for people of all ages. Now, for the third year in a row, White Castle is expanding its love for its communities through a partnership with the American Red Cross.
"White Castle is dedicated to giving back to its communities, and supporting the American Red Cross this Valentine's Day is something we're passionate about and believe in. It's amazing the impact our Cravers make when they work together to support a worthy cause," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle.
From January 29 to February 14, 2016, White Castle will accept donations at all of its restaurants in increments of $1, $3 and $5 to support the Red Cross' disaster relief efforts to help families recover from home fires. Customers who donate can show their support by placing paper Red Crosses on the wall at their local White Castle. All proceeds raised will go to support the Red Cross disaster relief efforts across the nation.
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Donations to the Red Cross help the organization provide safe shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support and health services to those in the wake of disasters.
"We hope all of our customers will spread the love and consider making a donation to the American Red Cross this Valentine's Day," Richardson said.
For those interested in attending the reservation only Valentine's Day dinner at their local White Castle restaurant, tables are booking fast. Visit whitecastle.com to find information about the event hours and phone number to call and make reservations in your area.
About White Castle®
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio, is celebrating 95 years as a family-owned business. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921 serving The Original Slider® which was named the most influential burger of all time in 2014 by Time. All White Castle Sliders are made from 100 percent USDA inspected beef. Today White Castle owns and operates nearly 400 restaurants in 13 states and has two dedicated Crave Mobiles that attended hundreds of events in 2015. White Castle's commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants and bakeries as well as three frozen food processing plants. The retail division markets White Castle signature products in grocery, warehouse and convenience stores across the USA and in a growing number of international locations, including military PX's around the world.
WhiteCastle.com is a culture center for Cravers, the chains loyal and passionate fan base, connecting like-minded Slider enthusiasts from around the globe in a social media setting. For more information on White Castle and to see the Craver Hall of Fame, visit whitecastle.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Castle Shares™
By feeding hunger, hope and dreams, the White Castle family helps build strong, thriving, Craver communities through the Castle Shares program. Founder Billy Ingram believed in taking care of people and giving back to the community. His philosophy still remains a focus of the family-owned business after 95 years. White Castle donates over $2 million every year to a variety of charities across the nation. In 2015, White Castle raised a record $940,000 through its Autism Puzzle Piece campaign, which was donated to Autism Speaks. The White Castle family supports more than 50 charities each year with volunteers, money and food donations.
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