Bothell Chick-fil-A Cookies and M.I.L.K. Benefit Homeless Youth
Chick-fil-A Bothell Canyon Park is stepping up to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness by donating 25 cents for every cookie sold in January to the Northshore Schools Foundation M.I.L.K. (Making an Impact on Learning and Kids) Money project.
“The Bothell community has really embraced our restaurant and we want to give back in a meaningful way,” said owner Matt Isenhower. “Thank you to our customers whose support will make a positive impact on 200 homeless students.”
Providing services for students experiencing homelessness has been a priority of the Northshore Schools Foundation for the past 7 years. Started as a change collection campaign, M.I.L.K. Money raises awareness and supports vulnerable students who don’t have a home to call their own and struggle to keep up in school. The program has consistently provided the only discretionary funding available to serve the nearly 200 documented homeless students in the Northshore School District. Funds raised are made available to families in need to address emerging expenses for clothing, emergency housing, activity fees, field trips and other costs that are typically incurred by parents during the school year.
“When Matt approached me to ask where the donation could make the most impact, I immediately thought of this program. We are trying to raise $200 for each of these students, which is more than $40,000. What better way then by partnering Chick-fil-A’s delicious cookies with M.I.L.K. to make a difference for our most vulnerable students,” said Carmin Dalziel, director of the Northshore Schools Foundation.
This charity promotion is a part of a Puget Sound wide competition among local Chick-fil-A franchises. The restaurant that sells the most cookies in January will not only make a large impact on the charity of their choice but also win a pizza party for their employees.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,200 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.
Chick-fil-A system sales reached $9 billion in 2017, which marks 50 consecutive years of sales growth. In 2017, Chick-fil-A received the top score among fast food brands and one of the top 10 scores overall for customer experience in the Temkin Experience Ratings survey, and the company’s internship program was ranked #13 in career website WayUp’s survey of the top 100 best summer internships. In 2016, Chick-fil-A was named the Technomic Consumer’s Choice for “providing value through service,” named the “the most polite restaurant in the country” in QSR Magazine’s annual drive-thru report and was the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.
About Northshore Schools Foundation
Northshore Schools Foundation is a local 501 (c)(3) local non-profit, charity that serves students, and teachers in the Northshore School District located in the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville. They were voted best local non-profit in the Best of Northshore 2016 and 2017. They are best known for enriching the educational experience for students, supporting teachers and making a meaningful contribution to public education and the community. The Foundation has granted over $1.6 million dollars to our schools, funding programs and resources that benefit every student nearly every day during their school career.