Video and thisisthestoryofi.com website to launch during Wendy's annual Father's day Frosty Weekend with $1 from
each Frosty going to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
OAKVILLE, ON, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - In their ongoing efforts to spread
awareness and to remind Canadians of the 30,000 children in foster care
who are waiting to find permanent, loving families, Wendy's restaurants of Canada unveiled a new video today entitled, The Story of I (thisisthestoryofi.com). The video depicts the feelings and experiences of children who are
awaiting adoption and the joy they feel when their wish comes true. The
goal of the video and new website is to increase the number of
adoptions from Canada's foster care system.
On June 15- 16, Wendy's restaurants of Canada will host their annual Father's Day
Frosty Weekend, to coincide with the launch. During this time, $1 from
each Frosty purchased in stores across Canada will be donated to the
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which funds seven adoption
recruiters in Canada, and 169 across North America. Canadians can also
donate to the Foundation by purchasing a pin-up in stores for $1.
"We believe that all children, and particularly vulnerable and at-risk
children, must be a priority across political, economic, cultural and
business entities," says Paul Hilder, Sr Vice President, Wendy's
Restaurants of Canada. "The issue of adoption may appear overwhelmingly
unsolvable but can be resolved when addressed in a strategic,
deliberate and creative manner. We believe The Story of I, coupled with Father's Day Frosty Weekend promotion, will help shine a
spotlight on this important issue and could lead to more children
finding families to make their own."
The work was developed with the support of pro-bono services from
MacLaren McCann, Cadux, Grayson Matthews Music & Sound, and The Ebeling
"We believe in the cause and were happy to provide support to the Dave
Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada," says Doug Turney, President and
CEO, MacLaren McCann. "Domestic adoption is an issue that is often
overlooked in Canada and, like the Foundation, we believe all children
have the right to a permanent home where they can thrive and grow."
The Story of I video can be viewed on Wendy's Canada's Facebook page and thisisthestoryofi.com. To learn more about foster care adoption and how you can get involved,
The Wendy's Company
Wendy's is one of the world's most successful restaurant companies with
more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide. More information about The
Wendy's Company is available at www.wendys.ca.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada is a nonprofit public
charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more
than 130,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems.
Created by Wendy's® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption
awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.ca or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.
SOURCE: Wendy's Restaurants of Canada
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Ketchum, on behalf of Wendy's Canada