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Wendy’s donates $10,494 to children’s hospital

Local Wendy’s officials, acting on behalf of restaurants in the Syracuse and Utica areas, have presented a check for $10,494 to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The donation was the result of Wendy’s Frosty key tag initiative, during which customers could purchase a key tag for $1 earlier this year. By showing the key tag, the customer can receive a free Jr. Frosty dessert with every Wendy’s purchase through June 30. The net proceeds were donated to the children’s hospital.

“We appreciate Wendy’s for its strong and consistent commitment to the children who receive their care at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital,” said Toni Gary, director of community relations for the Foundation for Upstate Medical University and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. “The  support helps ensure that families do not have far to travel to receive highly specialized, family-centered care.”

“We strive to keep Dave Thomas’ ideals and beliefs at the heart of the Wendy’s culture,” said Sal Lorenzini, Wendy’s Syracuse Co-op president. “One thing Dave believed was that everyone has a responsibility to give something back, to help those who can’t help themselves. Our key tag fundraiser is one way of giving back to the community where we live and work. We appreciate the generosity of our customers, who make this donation possible.”

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital in the region serving families from 17 counties, from the Canadian to Pennsylvania borders.

Caption: On hand for the Wendy’s check presentation, which was made in April, are, from left, Beth Kinsley, Amanda Griffin, Dave Montana, Brandy Wolfe, Chris Forbes, Molly Rhoads, Dan Lorenzini, Lisa Tice, Mike Canales, Donna Treasure, Mary Fielding, Gina Lozito, Patsy Thatcher and Maggie Zick. Holding the check are Leola Rodgers and Laurie Riedl.

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