At Capstone Restaurant Group, philanthropy is an important component of our culture. We have a rich history of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In addition to our restaurant activities, we encourage our team members throughout the country to contribute to their communities in any way they can.
The following are some charities we are been active with over the past several years:
THERE WITH CARE
Providing fundamental support services to families and children facing critical illness during medical crisis
GIRL’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Inspiring and educating young women to be leaders and philanthropists.
ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Working to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment
The only national dream-granting organization for adults and their families suffering life-threatening illness
KANSAS CITY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
Bringing expert care peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness.
Providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.
WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF COLORADO
Building resources and leading change so that every woman and girl in Colorado achieves her full potential
Capstone Foundation – Chip in for Veterans
The Company through its 501(c)3 foundation sponsors a charity golf event in Charleston, SC that benefits the Stand Up and Play Foundation as well as PGA Hope. For further information check out:
Our local markets have been very involved in community activities as well. Below are just some examples of events and campaigns for charity that we have been involved in:
Charleston, SC – We are a major supporter of Cell Phones for Troops. All stores collected cell phones to turn in for recycling and funds to give deployed troops phones and calling cards. Also, one of these Hardee’s locations is home to the radio broadcast that promotes Cell Phones for Troops.
Montana – Our stores in Montana have sponsored local high school sports teams, and collected donations for Marines Toys for Tots and donated coupons for the local activities such as the community Easter egg hunt.
Atlanta, GA Hardee’s is a title sponsor for the Giving Foundation that hosts an annual golf tournament which raises money for one of their major benefactors, Canine Assistants. Canine Assistants raises and trains service dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Additionally, they host a quarterly luncheon for those who have graduated the training sessions with their new dogs.
Kansas City, MO – Our restaurants in Kansas City big supporters of the Solace House- a Kansas City Hospice and a sponsor of its annual Run for the Cure event. We have raised over $5,000 per year the last few years, had numerous participants run the race, and many other volunteers offer support to the runners by working stations along the race route. The team in Kansas City has also been the top sponsor for Hero’s for Hospice and this even has raised over $100,000 the last four years. They also sponsored a hole for the Wayne Thomas Foundation supporting Junior golf at Osage National, along with a local boy scout troop!
Northern Colorado – Our restaurants in this region have provided a weekly delivery of food to There With Care, an organization providing fundamental support services to families and children facing critical illness during medical crisis. Along with sponsoring various school sports teams, they also sponsor two annual 5k’s which benefit colon cancer and a local elementary school. They have also donated breakfast for the United Way fundraiser of Wyoming on numerous occasions, feeding up to 160 people.
St Louis, MO – Aside from holding promotional events to raise over 50,000 pounds of food for a local food drive, our Hardee’s partnered with Heat Up St. Louis. This is a non-profit group that provides utility assistance to the needy, seniors, and disabled. Through in-restaurant fundraisers, we sell $1.00 Sausage and Egg biscuits and cash donations, we were able to raise over $294,000 combined in the last few years for the non-profit.
Tri-Cities, TN – Our Hardee’s Restaurants co-sponsored a student food drive with WJHL Living is Giving for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. With the nine high schools involved, they were able to raise over 30,000 pounds of food in less than 3 weeks! We also held a fundraiser this month for a Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Central Illinois Region – Our restaurants in this area raised money through the Hardee’s Stars for Heroes Program that provided the America’s Gold Star Families organization $72,000 in donations over the course of 4 years. This organization provides honor, hope, and healing to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country through the United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit their website at http://www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org.
Boulder Offices of Capstone Restaurant Group – Our office holds an annual food drive for Community Food Share- a food bank serving Boulder and surrounding counties. We have raised enough food and money equivalent to 2,253 meals. Also, we participate in a Coats for Colorado drive to donate warm coats to people in need all over the state of Colorado.