Industry News | October 17, 2001
Burger King Fundraiser Benefits Scholars
At participating Burger King restaurants in the U.S., coupon books containing eight coupons for one FREE small order of fries, or hash browns during breakfast hours, can be purchased for only $1. The Halloween-themed fundraising promotion, "Small Fries for Little Monsters," will be offered through October 31, 2001 and at least 90% of the funds raised will benefit the Burger King Scholars Program for scholarships to be awarded next spring. Customers can redeem the coupons they purchase through November 30, 2001.
"The Burger King Scholars Fry Fundraiser is a program designed to raise money for local scholarships and with every coupon book sale, we take another step towards helping deserving youth obtain their dreams," said Bentonne Snay, executive director of the Burger King/ McLamore Foundation.
More than 2,700 Burger King restaurants are participating in the "Small Fries for Little Monsters" fundraiser and, to date, 1.6 million dollars have been raised which will fund more than 1,200 scholarships. In 2001, scholarships were awarded to 1,082 students.
The Burger King/ McLamore Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created in memory of Burger King Corporation co-founder, James W. McLamore. The Foundation supports youth that emulate his values for education, integrity, high standards, entrepreneurialism, and good citizenship.
Founded in 1997, the Foundation works to coordinate the entire Burger King system in a philanthropic effort dedicated to providing educational opportunities for deserving youth in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Burger King franchisees and company-owned Burger King restaurants plus system vendors and suppliers, play an integral role in fundraising for the Foundation through their generous contributions and participation in fundraising promotions to support the scholarship fund.
The Burger King Scholars Program aims to assist as many deserving students as possible each year throughout North America so that they can attend college or post-secondary vocational/technical school and reach their educational and career goals. This year, in response to the September 11th attacks on our country, some awards will be made to the children of the victims. For more information on the Burger King Scholars program and how to apply for a scholarship, please visit www.burgerking.com/bkscholars or request an application via fax at 507-931-9168.
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