TMSG: Restaurant & Its Customers Helping Foster Kids Get Their First Cars
Strip's Chicken in Olathe, Kansas has been partnered up with YOUTHrive for a few years now, an organization that mentors foster kids on financial planning. The chicken spot wanted to do more than just be a place to eat, they wanted to help foster kids.
Todd Thompson, owner of Strip's Chicken, says that YOUTHrive was a perfect fit for their company. With the partnership, they're able to ask customers to round up their bills in support of the program. Their customers often times even want to donate more. Not only that, Strip's Chicken matches the donations.
Over the past few years, the restaurant has raised around $15,000 with the help of their customers. And the money they've raised has gone to help 13 foster teens get vehicles.
Thompson plans to open a second location in KCMO's Waldo neighborhood where they plan to do a similar program for kids in Missouri.