Be the change you want to see in the world – or for the next three months, you can donate your “change” and make a difference in the lives of Virginia’s 22,000+ Special Olympics athletes!
From September 22 through December 31, Hardee’s locations across the Commonwealth will invite customers to “round up” in support of Special Olympics Virginia. Customers can support the campaign inside any of their 179 locations in Virginia, or in the restaurant drive-thrus.
No matter how you make “change,” every penny counts. In fact, in 2020 customers across the country donated more than $605 million during round-up campaigns for a variety of charities. Round-up campaigns also helped to offset nationwide coin shortages.
This will be the 41st year that Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States, has partnered with Special Olympics Virginia, contributing in excess of $1.9 million to the organization during that time.
"As we prepare to return our Special Olympics athletes to a safe and healthy playing field, we are proud to do so with Hardee’s and Boddie-Noel Enterprises on our team,” said Rick Jeffrey, President of Special Olympics Virginia. “For 41 years, Boddie-Noell has helped Special Olympics Virginia and our 22,000+ athletes lead the charge toward an inclusive world for all, created by the power of sport. Boddie-Noell employees help raise funds, volunteer at events, prepare food for athletes and coaches and, most importantly, employ Special Olympics athletes and people with intellectual disabilities in their workplace. Boddie-Noell’s mantra is ‘We believe in people.’ Nobody does it better!”
In the coming weeks, stay tuned to our Facebook page as we “round up” our team and visit Hardee’s locations across the state to say thank you to Hardee’s for being the change!