Wendy’s Pledges more than $100,000 in Charitable Commitments

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DUBLIN, Ohio — The Wendy’s Company is making charitable donations to a variety of organizations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom that align with Wendy’s core categories of charitable support: foster care adoption, hunger and food integrity, youth and families, and vibrant communities. Through the Wendy’s Community Giving program, company employees could request financial support for a charitable organization in the general range of $2,500 to $10,000. In all, 23 organizations were chosen and Wendy’s has pledged a total of $107,500.

Wendy’s has seven volunteer Employee Resource Groups (ERG) dedicated to creating opportunities for learning, inclusion, career growth and leadership development for company employees. Each ERG secured $5,000 grants for the following organizations:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio – Columbus, Ohio
  • Central Community House – Columbus, Ohio
  • GLAAD – U.S.
  • NIA Cultural Center, Inc. – Galveston, Texas
  • Proyecto Mariposas – Columbus, Ohio
  • Star House – Columbus, Ohio
  • USO Ohio – Columbus, Ohio

The following organizations received grants of varying amounts based on need:

  • Alvis – Columbus, Ohio
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Houston
  • Casa Valentina – Miami
  • Children and Family Advocacy Center – Little Flock, Ark.
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida – Orlando, Fla.
  • Connecticut Foodshare – Wallingford, Conn.
  • Final Third Foundation – Columbus, Ohio
  • Golden Girl Group Home – Ceredo, Va.
  • Honor Flight Columbus – Columbus, Ohio
  • Junior Achievement Worldwide
  • MY Project USA – Columbus, Ohio
  • One Dublin – Dublin, Ohio
  • Oxfordshire Youth – Oxford, U.K.
  • Raise The Future – Denver, Colo.
  • Roc Solid Foundation – Chesapeake, Va.
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success – Toronto

“Wendy’s believes in a Good Done Right approach to corporate responsibility,” says Liliana Esposito, Wendy’s Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer. “Our Community Giving Program supports organizations and causes that matter most to our employees. This includes members of our seven Employee Resource Groups, each of which nominated a charitable organization that Wendy’s is proud to include in this year’s giving program.”

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