Wendy’s is a strong partner with education and below is a brief description of some of our community based PIE programs that support our commitment. Our local franchise is the LDF Food Group and all Wendy’s in the markets in which we do business support these programs.
NUGGETS OF KNOWLEDGE
Wendy’s restaurants want to encourage children to read as it has been proven that “readers” are leaders. In an effort to promote reading, Wendy’s has developed a local school program that will benefit students. The program is called “Nuggets of Knowledge” and encourages students to read book(s) selected by their teacher. Upon completing the selected book(s) and a brief book report, the students will be rewarded with a Wendy’s coupon valid for FREE Wendy’s 5-Piece Chicken Nuggets redeemable at any LDF Food Group franchise store.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS
In an effort to promote good student behaviors and attendance, Wendy’s provides “Outstanding Student” coupons valid at any of our LDF Food Group franchise stores. We believe that each teacher is the best motivator for his/her students so we provide the incentive and let the teacher motivate and teach. The coupon can be awarded for attendance programs, special assignments, cleaning the room, etc. The incentive is for a Frosty Dessert, which is always a favorite with kids.
FUND RAISING PROGRAMS
To support fund-raising projects, Wendy’s will implement “benefit nights” where a portion of sales is donated back to a school-supported program, such as Band Boosters, Pom Squad, Wrestling Club, etc. The school group provides advertising, usually via e-mail, school flyers and “word of mouth”. Also, the group will help “bus” tables or greet guests, which helps raise more money!
WENDY?S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN
Two seniors, one male and one female, will represent their school as the Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee for a chance to appear “live” on ESPN in December! Any High School senior who has at least a “B” average and participates in one of the 33 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools can logon to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com and apply for the award. Final date for application is October 2nd, 2011 - so don’t delay!
Applicants will receive a gift card from Wendy’s valued between $5.00 - $50.00! State finalists, State winners and National winners will receive other awards and scholarship opportunities. The Wendy’s High School Heisman is a great program to put on YOUR RESUME for college!
In addition to the programs listed above, we support other school initiatives such as carnivals, back-to-school nights, sporting event promotions, prom parties, etc. with in-kind donations.
WHO DO I CALL?
Call Donna Reed at (918) 437-7722, ext. 2206, Jim Cook at ext. 2211 or Eric Lagaly at (316) 636-5575 to request more information about our PIE resources and get on our mailing list.