Local Wendy’s franchisees and operators recently donated $275,000 to Decatur, GA-based organization Camp Sunshine. The donation was made possible through the local DMA’s annual Frosty® Card Fundraiser. When a customer buys a $1 Frosty Card at any of the nearly 300 Wendy’s locations throughout Georgia and Chattanooga, they receive a free Junior Frosty with any purchase through December 31, 2020.
Along with the annual fundraiser, local Wendy’s franchisees and operators coordinated efforts to serve dinner and Frosty desserts to campers and staff during Camp Sunshine’s Youth and Teen Camps. With COVID-19 restrictions and the health of the children top of mind, the in-person Summer 2020 camp experience was cancelled. Camp Sunshine instead hosted Camp Sunshine 2.0, a virtual experience for their campers, and local Wendy’s team members surprised campers and their families with dinner and Frosty treats – just like normal.
“It is such an honor to present Camp Sunshine with this check as we head into the New Year,” said John Mezzanotte, local Owner/Operator for WenMarr Management. “While 2020 has been challenging for everyone, Camp Sunshine continues to be a bright spot for children and families throughout our region. Anything we and can do to support them is our pleasure.”
Camp Sunshine has provided programs for children with cancer and their families for 37 years and local Wendy’s franchise organizations have partnered with the Camp since 2006. Since then, local Wendy’s restaurants have donated more than $2.4 million in support of this local organization.