While many businesses, organizations, and celebrities are fighting for abortion and women's "right" to have one, Wendy's is raising money and awareness for adoption.
The company added a snapcode to their cups, so that if you snap a picture of it on the popular social media app Snapchat, then Wendy's donates $5 towards adoption. I noticed this recently when I grabbed food for lunch and happily snapped a photo of my cup to my friends list.
While the gesture may seem subtle, it speaks wonders about the restaurant and their company morals. It shows that they care about life and want to build toward a future that helps children in foster care, rather than murder them before they are born.
The Dave Thomas Foundation has its origins in being an advocacy group. Through their program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, they help the more difficult-to-place children — those who are older, have special needs, or are part of a sibling group — find loving homes using evidenced-based, child-focused methods. The Foundation is now seeking to go nationwide, and has partnered with Snapchat through the Cause Cupprogram. Starting in May, the Cause Cups at participating Wendy’s will have a Snapcode that, when scanned, will donate $5 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption — for a total of up to $500,000. The donations will help bring the program to all 50 states and DC by 2028.
As an adoptee himself, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas always held the cause of adoption close to his heart.
These core values led Dave Thomas to found one of the most successful fast food chains in the US, and through his success in business, spurred him on to philanthropic advocacy. He made several trips to the White House to raise awareness about adoption and to advocate for adoption benefits for federal employees and others. In 1990, Dave was invited to the White House again to be a spokesman for a national adoption awareness campaign. But Dave wanted to do more, and in 1992 he founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which has been called the “biggest game in adoption today,” and receives high ratings on Charity Navigator.
Live Action News reports, “There are about 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Just over 100,000 of them are eligible to be adopted, according to AdoptUSKids, and will likely be adopted by their foster parents. The majority of children in the foster care system are waiting to be reunited with their birth families, who are taking steps to get their children back.”
Instead of pushing abortion nonstop, imagine how much good could be done if more organizations helps raise funds for adoption. Imagine if people were pushing for adoption reform to make it easier and more affordable for loving families to take a child into their homes. We would literally change our country.