Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is proud to announce that $125,000 was raised at the annual fundraising gala for the company’s marquee charity partner, The Literacy Project (TLP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling disadvantaged youth to increase their reading skill levels. Wienerschnitzel was honored as the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” gala for its commitments and generous contributions to the organization and its cause.
“Aligning with The Literacy Project has been an honor for Wienerschnitzel, as we take great pride in helping to better the lives of these children,” says Cindy Galardi Culpepper, chairman and CEO of Wienerschnitzel. “Without reading skills, which are vital to a child’s advancement, we could very well be missing out on the development of our future great leaders. We look forward to achieving much more with The Literacy Project.”
At the helm, Culpepper makes the company’s charitable giving efforts a priority and is committed to giving back to the communities that each of Wienerschnitzel’s 330 restaurants across the U.S. serves. As a board member for TLP, Culpepper is an ambassador to the organization—raising awareness for the mission, garnering support to expand the successful reading program, and regularly visiting schools to participate in interactive reading activities.
“Since our inception, Wienerschnitzel has enabled hundreds of at-risk students to receive our reading program at ‘no cost’ and drastically improve their skill levels,” says Sue Grant, founder and CEO of The Literacy Project. “It is companies like Wienerschnitzel and CEOs like Cindy Galardi Culpepper that truly improve the lives of children who are not afforded an enriching education. We can’t thank the entire company enough for giving the gift of literacy.”