Wendy's(R) Partners With Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for a Sweet Fundraiser

Jan 19, 2010, 13:03 ET from Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption

Buy a Frosty(TM) Key Tag for $1 and Enjoy Free Jr. Frostys for a Full Year

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For $1, customers at participating Wendy's restaurants can purchase an all-access pass to a year of Jr. Frostys while supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids.

Through February 28th, customers can purchase a $1 Frosty key tag at participating Wendy's throughout the greater Chicago area. By showing the key tag on subsequent visits to Wendy's, customers will receive a free Jr. Frosty, with any purchase, as often as they wish through December 31, 2010. Wendy's will donate the net proceeds of key tag sales to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in support of its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program.

"Every child deserves a family," said Rita Soronen, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. "Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a signature, results-driven program of the Foundation, is making a difference for thousands of children -- one child at a time. We fund the work of adoption professionals in Chicago and throughout North America, who execute aggressive recruitment efforts targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive families. These are children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their birth families and are waiting to be adopted."

Nancy Crawford, Field Marketing Manager for Wendy's International, Inc. said, "We strive to keep Dave Thomas' ideas and beliefs at the heart of the Wendy's culture. One thing that Dave believed was that everyone has a responsibility to give something back, to help those who can't help themselves.  This key tag fund-raiser is one way of giving back to the community where we live and work."

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Created by Wendy's(R) founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements results-driven national signature programs, foster care adoption awareness initiatives and research-based advocacy efforts. To learn more, visit www.DaveThomasFoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.

SOURCE Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption