Bothell Chick-fil-A benefits homeless youth

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

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.

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