Raising Cane’s Donates 1,800 Winter Coats to People’s City Mission
The Lincoln Raising Cane’s restaurants recently wrapped up their annual coat drive. During the month of October, individuals were asked to bring in new and gently-used winter coats to be given to those in need at the People’s City Mission and Help Center. Through these efforts, over 1,800 winter coats were donated by individuals in the Lincoln community.
This was the 13th year the Raising Cane’s franchise—Southern Hospitality Ventures—has held a coat drive at their restaurants. Since 2007, over 22,500 winter coats have been donated to those in need in the Lincoln community.
“We are so grateful to everyone in Lincoln and the surrounding communities who were able to donate a coat this year,” says Jennifer Jones, Co-owner of the Raising Cane’s franchise. “It’s through your generosity that nearly 2,000 people will be a little warmer this winter season. From the bottom of our hearts—thank you.”
Distribution of the winter coats to shelter residents was held on November 5 and made available to the public at the Help Center on November 6.
The Raising Cane’s franchise—Southern Hospitality Ventures—was opened in 2006 by Justin and Jennifer Jones, who moved to the Midwest from Louisiana. Since opening their first location, they have set out to make a change in their community by becoming active community leaders with programs such as this one. Since 2006, the franchise has given back over $1.6 million to their restaurants’ communities.
Raising Cane’s has One Love—quality chicken finger meals—and focuses its menu offering on fresh, made-to-order chicken fingers paired with their homemade Cane’s Sauce, grilled Texas toast, fresh coleslaw and crinkle-cut fries. Learn more by going to the Lincoln Raising Cane’s Facebook and Twitter page (@RaisingCanesSHV).