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Friday, November 3, 2017

FAQ About Our Caring For Kids Campaign

What is Caring for Kids? 

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 $445,400 last year.

Caring for Kids, even in its 39th 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.

Caring for Kids Buzz Words

Here are the most popular ways our restaurants fundraise for the campaign.

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.

One Day, One Dollar: On Saturday, December 2, we have a goal to raise $10,000 for our Caring for Kids Campaign in one day! Help us stopping by to enjoy fun in-restaurant activities and adding a $1 donation to your check!

Ford Car Raffle: Our generous friends at Neighborhood Ford Store have donated a 2018 Ford Escape to our campaign! You can buy a chance (or ten) to win for only $2 each. All proceeds benefit Caring for Kids.

Which hospitals benefit from this campaign?

Currently, the funds raised company-wide benefit the following pediatric hospitals and medical centers:
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Four Diamonds Fun at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • John Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Penn Highlands Healthcare
  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
  • Saint Vincent Health System
  • West Virginia University Children’s Hospital
When is Caring for Kids?

Caring for Kids begins on Friday, November 3 and ends on Sunday, December 10.



Rainyday said...

We bought two $20 tickets at Eat 'n Park Latrobe for Cash Bash at The Dome Church Hall. Where can we see the numbers pulled for each drawing? Usually these are online, cannot find them.

Eat'n Park said...

Hello! We recommend calling our Latrobe location directly to help with your question. We do not post the results for our local Caring for Kids events that happen at specific locations.

Anonymous said...

Can employees of Eat'n Park particate in the raffle for a chance to win?

Eat'n Park said...

Hello! Unfortunately, team members and others living in their household are not eligible to win the car raffle.