Thursday, September 24, 2009

Support St.Judes through Chili's!

Those who read my blog and/or know me, knows that I am a supporter of St.Jude Research hospital for children. If you are unfamiliar with St.Jude, you may click the button in my sidebar or the link above for more information about this hospital.

Chili's Bar & Grill has teamed up with St.Jude for quite awhile now to raise funds for the hospital. My children came home this past week and asked for a $1.00 and when I asked them why they needed this $1, they promptly told me that it was something for school. I went ahead and gave them each a dollar and when my son brought his paper that he purchased home the next day, I was glad that I did.

The paper was a picture of a chili pepper and at the bottom a symbol stood out, it was the St.Jude logo with the information "100% of all donations will go to St.Jude's research hospital". The children colored the papers and took them back into the office and they were presented with a certificate for a free children's meal at Chili's for the donation. That was just an added benefit, we weren't expecting anything in return.

I started looking around the Chili's Bar & Grill website and found quite a bit of information about this project on their website. Please take the time to read the following quotes:

In 2007 the state-of-the-art Chili's Care Center opened at St. Jude. This seven-story, 340,000 square-foot facility houses major treatment and research programs for St. Jude patients and was supported by the Create-A-Pepper campaign.

Facts about St.Jude

*St. Jude treats more than 250 patients each day

*The daily operating cost of St. Jude is nearly $1.4 million which is primarily covered by charitable donations

*Research findings at St. Jude are shared around the world

*No child at St. Jude is ever denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay

If you have time, please visit Chili's Pepper in some hope and create a pepper of your own as well as your donation. You can also purchase "gear", proceeds go to St.Jude Research hospital.

Please help save a child today with your donation! It is one of my favorite charity foundations.

On September 28, 2009 at participating Chili's locations, 100% of all dining profits will also go to St.Jude! If you are planning to eat out that night, please consider Chili's Bar & Grill.

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Loretta on October 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM said...

Every year I buy a ticket to their drawings. I don't expect to win - I do it because I care about their research and what they do for children. They are my favorite charity too.


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