#TreatItFwd: A #giveaway and a good cause

My two wild, wonderful weeks in Texas are drawing to a close and I’m on my way back to Kansas City this weekend, just in time to celebrate Father’s Day with my husband. I’m bringing some precious cargo with me – our son and our two oldest nephews, who will be staying for the rest of the month.

Our nephews are loved and doted on by all of us, and have been raised by a tight-knit clan who have always been there for them. There is a much different reality for so many kids out there. This weekend, we can help change that.

Now through Father’s Day, anyone can help children in foster care find permanent, loving homes. Continuing its Father’s Day Frosty Weekend tradition for the sixth year in a row, Wendy’s is inviting customers to help raise money for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. This signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is dedicated to finding permanent adoptive families for children in foster care.

During Father’s Day weekend (June 16 & 17) 50 cents from each Frosty purchase will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. These donations will be used to benefit the cause of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, which is a program that helps foster children in need find great homes.

There are three ways to donate:

1. Buy any Frosty product: On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, for each Frosty product purchased, participating Wendy’s will donate 50 cents to Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. (includes the original, parfaits, shakes and floats).

2. Use a mobile-friendly website to check in at Wendy’s: Wendy’s will donate 50-cents for every customer that checks in at Wendy’s restaurants during Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 and 17 only) using Wendy’s special mobile-friendly website found at www.wendys.com/treatitforward.

3. Re-tweet: Now through Father’s Day, re-tweet one of @Wendys special Twitter posts with the hashtag #TreatItFwd—and Wendy’s will make a 50-cent donation. You can even follow @Wendys on Twitter.

Here’s what I’m doing: I’m giving away a $10 Wendy’s Gift Card so you can go get a Frosty for dad. (Or yourself, whatever. I won’t tell him.) To enter, just leave a comment answering this very important question:

Dipping French fries in a Frosty: Yes or No?

You can earn an extra entry by Tweeting one of the following tweets. Be sure to leave another comment with the Tweet URL.

- Hey! @Wendys Father’s Day Frosty Weekend is almost here! RT if you are excited and to donate 50¢ to the @DTFA #TreatItFwd

-#TreatItFwd this weekend when you stop by @Wendys – buy a Frosty to help children in foster care find loving adoptive homes.

The giveaway will remain open until 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 17th. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced the next day.

UPDATE: The winner is…

#3, Katie! Congratulations, and thanks all for supporting a worthy cause!

I received a Wendy’s Gift Card as compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. As if you doubted that.