More than $800 was raised for Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation thanks to Big Smile burger sales in May.
In partnership with Notre Dame High School Grad Service Project, the Red Deer Cilantro and Chive location raised a total of $874 by donating $2 from each burger sold.
“We were thrilled to partner up with the Notre Dame High School Grad Service Project, and Grade 12 students Allyne Simonot and Lily Forsyth,” said Cilantro and Chive.
The Grad Service Project is an over ten-year school tradition that has raised close to $700,000 for local and global charities.
Each year, charities are invited to pitch their cause to the grad class and students then vote on one to support. Smiles Thru Lindsey will be on the receiving end of the grads’ fundraising efforts for 2021, with the students hoping to raise $40,000.
To date, the community has raised just short of $500,000 for the foundation to deliver significant grants to three local school divisions for the development of programs that will help young students with their mental health.
The foundation was also instrumental in the creation of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.