Caring for Kids is an annual, five-week long fundraising campaign for children’s hospitals across our restaurant footprint. What started in 1979 from the passion of one team member at one restaurant has now grown into a company-wide effort, which raised $470,000 last year. This year marks a significant milestone in the history of the campaign, as we expect to surpass $10 million in total contributions since the start of Caring for Kids!
Caring for Kids, even in its 38th year, continues to be a campaign driven by the heart of our team members. This is why, restaurant to restaurant, each campaign looks a little different from the rest. We will keep you updated on the campaign events happening near you, so be sure to check back often. Your support will go a long way to help the kids in children’s hospitals in your region.
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Here are the most popular ways our restaurants fundraise for the campaign.
Tips for Tots: During a designated time period, local celebrities join forces with our servers, and the tips they earn from our generous guests are donated to the campaign. Click here to see if your local Eat’n Park will be participating.
Rodeo Round-Up: If you happen to be dining at an Eat’n Park restaurant during this event, you will be encouraged to “round-up” your bill to the nearest dollar, donating the extra change to the campaign.
Santa Smileys: This is a quick and easy way to make a $1 pledge to Caring for Kids. Purchase a paper Santa Smiley for $1, write your name on it, and it will be hung in the restaurant throughout the campaign. Social media savvy? We’ll match your donation when you take a picture of your Smiley, tag it @Eatnpark, and post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #10MillionSmiles.
Ford Car Raffle: Our generous friends at Neighborhood Ford Store have donated a 2017 Ford Mustang Convertible to our campaign! You can buy a chance (or ten) to win for only $2 each. All proceeds benefit Caring for Kids.
When is Caring for Kids?
Caring for Kids begins on Friday, November 4 and ends on Sunday, December 11.