Anyone who has read ADayinMotherhood.com ever knows that I was adopted. I was 8, I knew my birth family and I am not silent about it. If it were not for my adoptive parents, my life might have been drastically different. And not in a good way. 22 years ago, Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s Restaurants, has supported and promoted foster care adoption. I was in foster care when my family found me. At 8 years old, if it were not for people tirelessly working to make sure I found a home, I might have been in foster care my entire juvenile life. To show my gratitude for people like the late Dave Thomas who throw a big company behind a major cause, I am heading to Wendy’s to support them and get a Frosty too!
Visit your local Wendy’s® to purchase a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book* for $1, which benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®! *Coupon book may contain coupons for 5 or 10 free Jr. Frosty™ treats.
Did you know that there are more than 100,000 children in foster care awaiting adoption? Did you know I was one of them, along with 4 of my birth brothers? In 1990, Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s®, accepted President George H.W. Bush’s invitation to be the spokesperson for a national adoption awareness campaign. Just two years later, Dave established The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® as a non-profit public charity with one primary goal: to help every child in foster care find a loving, permanent family. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® believes that we have a responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child finds a family. As founder Dave Thomas said, “These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.” The DTFA exist to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America. Thanks to Wendy’s® consumers and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®, 4,000+ children have found adoptive families.
Now, how can you not help support this amazing cause? Especially when it is so easy and comes with such a delicious treat. All you have to do is purchase a Wendy’s® Halloween Coupon Book for $1 at participating Wendy’s. Ninety cents of every $1 Halloween Coupon Book sold between September 13 – October 31, 2014 will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®. Coupons are valid for use: November 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015.
This year, Wendy’s® aims to give $10 million to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®.
What is there is a kid like me sitting in a home, too old to be a baby, too young to be without a family, too amazing to miss her potential? What if all she or he needs is a family to love and cherish them? What if, just as my adoptive parents gave me the chance of a lifetime, you could help a child out there get the same?
This small act on your part can make that kid a success in life too!
I am heading to Wendy’s this weekend with my kids! Are you?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.