On November 1, Krispy Kreme Austin and Bush’s Chicken San Marcos announced its annual, month-long fundraiser in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
“Krispy Kreme Austin is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas to support their mission of helping local kids achieve success in life,” said Jennifer Willard, Media Representative at Glazing Saddles, LLC. “Our goal is to help raise both awareness and funds for their proven model of one-to-one mentoring.”
Beginning on November 1 and extending through November 30, all Austin-area Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and San Marcos’ Bush’s Chicken locations are inviting customers to donate to BBBS and help start something big for children in need in Central Texas!
All proceeds from Krispy Kreme’s “Donate for Dozens” and Bush’s Chicken San Marcos’ “Donate for Drumsticks” campaigns will go to support BBBS in its efforts to match more children with caring, adult mentors in professionally supported one-to one relationships.
Krispy Kreme Austin and Bush’s Chicken San Marcos customers are invited to donate at the register, choosing a donation slip in an amount of $1, $5, $25 or $50. In thankful recognition for their donation, customers receive a coupon equal to the amount of their donation, redeemable at their next visit. In addition, customers have the opportunity to sign an “I’ve donated!” card to display in the store.
This month’s Krispy Kreme Family Night, held Wednesday, November 7, also gave special recognition to BBBS by inviting the evening’s participants to contribute to the fundraiser. In addition, the stores extended a special welcome to Bigs and Littles to join in on the free family fun that included crafting activities, a behind-the-scenes store tour and a doughnut decorating station!
“We sincerely believe in and support the work BBBS does in our communities,” said Willard. “We are ready for what we hope to be the most successful Big Brothers Big Sisters campaign yet!”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas serves nearly 1,000 children in Central Texas every day. For over 47 years, BBBS has matched children, ages 6–16, with caring adult mentors who offer encouragement and support to each child. BBBS depends on donations to recruit, screen and train volunteers, and to provide on-going support for children, families and volunteers as they build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 98 percent of the children served by BBBS remained in school and avoided early parenting.