News / Event Posts

Wendy's Check Presentation to AAN

Adopt America Network was the proud recipient of a check from Becky Williams of Wendy's of NW Ohio - Pertoria, Inc.  The donation is a direct result of the Northwest Ohio Wendy's Restaurants sales of paper "sandcastle bricks" which were sold during the month of July.

For more information regarding the sale of the bricks and the incredible support the NW Ohio Wendy's Restaurants has provided to AAN, click here.

Wendy's Presentation 2014

Wendy’s to Present Check to Adopt America Network
This past July, Wendy’s supported adoption locally, one brick at a time.    As a thank you to all of the customers who made a donation to Adopt America Network’s brick sale Wendy’s will be presenting a check for $10,920 to Adopt America Network on Wednesday, August 27th  at 9 a.m.  The check presentation will take place at Wendy’s 26630 N. Dixie Hwy in Perrysburg, OH. From July 1 through July 30, select Wendy’s restaurants in Northwest Ohio were striving to raise $5,000, the cost to adopt one child into a loving and permanent family.   The restaurants more than doubled their goal by raising $10,920, the approximate cost to adopt two children into loving and permanent homes.  To reach this goal, local Wendy’s restaurants sold paper “sandcastle bricks” for $1 during the month of July.  To add to the fundraising efforts, Wendy’s hosted one of their famous car shows.   All proceeds benefited the Adopt America Network, located in Toledo, Ohio. Adopt America is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of adoptable children throughout the United States who are in the foster care system, by placing them with permanent, loving families.  Despite the fact that we live in one of the most fortunate nations in the world, there are 107,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, was adopted as a child.  He was an advocate for children in foster care and was committed to raising awareness of children who are waiting for permanent homes and loving families in North America.  He founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a nonprofit public charity dedicated to increasing adoptions of children in North America’s foster care system.  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works in collaboration locally with the Adopt America Network to increase the number of adoptions in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.