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Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

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Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo.

Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes.

Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks."

For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN.

Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000.

That will place at least two children into permanent homes.

"Our whole goal is to try and raise enough funds to get one child adopted. That's estimated around $5,000," says Becky Williams, who owns a half dozen Wendy's restaurants in the Toledo area. "So, with our six restaurants, we usually set a goal of $1,000 per restaurant. So, this year, they really exceeded the goal."

"What happens," explains the organization's President, Wendy Spoerl, "is those dollars come to us and we work on behalf of all the kids in northwest Ohio and beyond trying to find new families to help them go home, be permanent, stay there, grow up, enjoy life the way they should."

This is the third year for the Sandcastle Bricks donation drive through the Wendy's.

If you would like to donate to Adopt America Network, you still can at www.AdoptAmerica.Org.

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