When checking out at a store – grocery, pharmacy, etc. – you are often asked if you would like to donate $1 to a specific cause. While you may feel that a single dollar won’t make much of an impact, in truth, it really does add up.
On February 6, 2018, representatives from Bojangles’ Inc. gathered at Hand in Hand Early Learning to present a check for nearly $25,000 to United Ability.
The event took place after Bojangles’ Inc. and Birmingham’s United Ability joined forces this past December for their second annual In-Store Fundraiser benefitting United Ability.
United Ability – formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater Birmingham – is a nonprofit organization unique to Birmingham that provides innovative services connecting people with disabilities to their communities and empowering individuals to live full and meaningful lives.
“United Ability is immensely grateful to partner with a community-minded company like Bojangles’,” said Dr. Gary Edwards, CEO of United Ability. “With the collaboration of Bojangles’ and our other corporate partners, along with the dedicated, experienced therapists and staff, it is our goal to continue to transform lives of individuals with disabilities throughout Alabama.”
The fundraiser took place at 16 Bojangles’ restaurants in the Birmingham area from December 1 through December 24, 2017.
During this period, Bojangles’ customers were invited to support United Ability by making a $1 donation along with their food purchase at participating restaurant locations. Customers that donated to the fundraiser were then asked to endorse a card shaped like a present that was on display in the restaurants dining area or kitchen.
These are the Bojangles’ locations that participated in the fundraiser:
- Rainbow City
- Pell City
United Ability offers many programs, for both children and adults, with disabilities. Some include:
- Hand in Hand Early Learning
- Hand in Hand Early Intervention
- Gone for Good
- LINCPoint Adult Day Program
- United Ability Employment Services
100 percent of the proceeds from donations raised during the fundraiser will benefit the programs of United Ability.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with United Ability,” said Brian K. Little, Sr. Corporate Communications Director for Bojangles’. “Their therapists and staff do incredible work helping children and adults across the state, and we are proud to partner with such a wonderful nonprofit group.”
The Bojangles’ and United Ability fundraiser may be over for now, but if you’d still like to donate, you still can!
Did you participate in the fundraiser by donating $1? We’d love to know who helped this worthy cause!