White Castle raises thousands for Habitat for Humanity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – White Castle restaurants around the state raised $26,398.90 to go towards affordable housing efforts through Habitat for Humanity.

Between March and April 2021, 15 White Castles in Lexington, Louisville, Richmond, London, Shelbyville, Frankfort and Somerset participated in the Castle Shares “Round Up” Program. The program allows customers to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to a partnered nonprofit organization.

“This is a perfect example of collective impact. How when we all do a little, it can make a big difference.” says Rachel Smith Childress, CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Lexington Habitat is one of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliates that will benefit from this campaign. “We are so grateful to White Castle for their support of our mission. The funds raised will be used to help build homes, communities and hope throughout Kentucky.”

Source: Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Working with local nonprofits is a key aspect of the White Castle philosophy, according to Gail Gurney, District Supervisor for White Castle.

“Partners like Habitat for Humanity remind us of our White Castle vision to ‘feed the souls’ – the good work they do right here in our community means our neighbors and friends have the security and comfort of shelter. We are honored to partner with such a caring and committed group,” shared Gurney.

The fundraising program will support local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Kentucky Habitat for Humanity again this November and December.

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