Feb 7 | Hooters to Donate One-Third of All Chicken Wing Sales On Tuesdays in February to Holy Family School
Throughout the month of February, Hooters’ 11 Chicagoland locations donate one-third of all chicken wings sold on Tuesdays to the Holy Family School. The Hooters Wings for the Kids program started in Chicagoland in 1992. Since then, over $910,000 has been raised for Holy Family School. Money raised will fund tuition, technology and other school needs for children living in underserved communities. Holy Family School is located on Homan Square in west Chicago.
Participating Hooters locations in Chicagoland offering Wings for the Kids fundraisers on Tuesday February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th include:
Hooters of Countryside (5925 S. LaGrange Road, Country)
Hooters of Downers Grove (1303 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove)
Hooters of Fox Valley (4395 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora)
Hooters of Joliet (3301 Hennepin Drive, Joliet)
Lansing Horns (17060 S. Torrence Avenue, Lansing)
Hooters of Melrose Park (2503 W North Avenue, Melrose Park)
Hooters of Oak Lawn (9159 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn)
Hooters of Orland Park (15300 S LaGrange Road, Orland Park)
Hooters of O’Hare (8225 W Higgins Road, Chicago)
Hooters of Schaumburg (1110 N. Perimeter Drive, Schaumburg)
Hooters on Wells Street (660 N. Wells Street, Chicago)
“Holy Family Ministries is thrilled to be partnering with Hooters Restaurants in the Chicagoland area for another year wings for children! Our students have returned to school after two years with numerous disruptions to their learning due to Covid-19. They are enthusiastic about learning and happy to be at school with their friends and teachers. The Hooters wings for the children initiative in February will help provide educational materials and other resources needed to ensure our students continue to thrive!” said Cheryl Collins, CEO of Holy Family School.
Holy Family School was founded in 1985 to provide a quality education to minority students in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods. Holy Family provides a learning environment that encourages intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth for students from preschool through age 8th Degree. ALL proceeds directly support Holy Family’s children by funding scholarships and after-school programs.
“Over 30 years ago we started the Wings for Kids initiative in the Chicagoland area to raise funds to support the education of children in our community. Being an active participant in our community, including helping children, is a Hooters priority. This joint initiative with Holy Family School helps local families meet educational expenses such as the cost of tuition, technology and other school necessities,” said Denise Williams, Chief Marketing Officer, HMC Hospitality Group. In 2022, the Wings for the Kids program raised $40,755. Hooters employees also enjoy opportunities to volunteer alongside the school’s teachers and children.
“In the small town of Waverly, Iowa, in the 1960s, one of my friends who attended Luther League teen activities every Sunday night was Hooters-future founder Ed Droste. Many years later I called him to see if he would help our small school in the heart of the Chicago Cabrini Green housing projects where we were longing for a better education for the children,” recalled Dr. Susan Infelt Work, CEO Emeritus, Holy Family School “Ed said yes, and the Hooters tradition of caring and sharing was born”.
HMC Hospitality Group owns and operates 22 Hooters restaurants and 5 Hoots locations in Tampa Bay and Chicagoland. Hooters came to Chicagoland in 1991. For more information about HMC Hospitality Group go to www.originalhooters.com or follow us on Twitter @originalhooters, Instagram @originalhooters and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/originalhooters.
To learn more about Holy Family and how you can help, contact Cynthia Schmidt at [email protected] and/or link to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyChi/.