Club News for Nov. 7, 2012

Women’s Council hears BREC leader

BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight spoke about women leaders to the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge on Oct. 11 at First United Methodist Church.

Attorney Kristina Shapiro gave a short overview of her business. Maureen Corcoran announced that the “meet and greet” meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, at First United Methodist Church. A silent auction will be held at the meeting and she urged members to solicit items for the auction. She asked members to bring nonperishable food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Cane’s raises $30,000 for Kraddick charity

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers announced that it had raised well over $30,000 on Oct. 17 for the Kraddick Foundation from its nationwide fundraising efforts in support of the Kidd’s Kids program. Cane’s donation pushes the total amount raised for the charity well above any amount collected in one day in its 21-year history.

The fundraising total includes donations made by Cane’s customers along with 15 percent of the net proceeds from participating restaurants nationwide.

Raising Cane’s was designated as the national collection point for donations to Kidd’s Kids, the charitable initiative founded by nationally syndicated radio and television personality Kidd Kraddick. More than 100 participating restaurants collected donations from customers in support of Kidd’s Kids Day.

“We are proud to be the first national partner collecting donations for Kidd’s Kids,” said Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s. “And we’re especially grateful to our customers for joining with us to raise more than $30,000 for this very special cause.”

Kidd’s Kids, a program of the Kraddick Foundation, was established in 1991 to benefit terminally and chronically ill children. Each year, Kidd’s Kids offers a five-day, all-expenses paid vacation to Disney World for the kids and their immediate family.

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