Wendy's Announces Initiative to Support At Risk Foster Kids, Promote Adoption

Eric Schaffer | June 7, 2019
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Wendy’s, a popular fast food chain with the best chili in America, recently announced an initiative to help children at risk of growing out of the foster care system. 

The program particularly aims at helping children who are considered less desirable in the current foster care system, such as those with special needs, siblings, and teens at risk of aging out of the system, by putting a face to the name and working with "one-on-one, full-time, expert case workers who know well the child they’re seeking to place," Live Action reports.

According to the Blaze:

Through Wendy's Wonderful Kids — a program belonging to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption — children who belong to a group considered 'more difficult-to-place' are given a leg up in achieving adoption.

That group includes those children who are 'older, have special needs, or are part of a sibling group.' These kids are able to engage with the Wonderful Kids program to 'find loving homes using evidence-based, child-focused methods.'

Wendy's kicked off a new initiative in May called the Cause Cups, which will feature a Snapcode that allows consumers to donate $5 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption through a simple and efficient click of their smart device.

Wendy’s initiative sits in stark contrast to the bevy of companies such as Netflix, Nike, and Starbucks, according to the Family Council, who instead decide to support Planned Parenthood and promote abortion. 

In a time where America is enthralled in the abortion debate, it is nice to see a company that, instead of getting down in the mud with its peers, seeks to better the lives of others.

(Cover Photo: Flickr / Mike Mozart)