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Fast-food chain donates local profits to send kids to Disneyland

January 29, 2014 - 3:56 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Wendy’s customers helped some deserving kids visit Mickey Mouse in the Magical Kingdom, after over $100,000 was raised on DreamLift Day.

Yesterday was Wendy’s DreamLift Day. The fast-food chain donates all net profits from sales in B.C.’s Southern Interior to the Sunshine Foundation, allowing kids with severe physical disabilities and life-threatening illness a day to get away from it all.

Nine Wendy's locations throughout Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm participated in the event until midnight last night. Wendy’s staff donated their time, and community members volunteered to lend a hand flipping burgers, filling up soft drinks and tending to the massive lines throughout the day.

A total of $108,610.35 was raised among the nine locations, just short of the $115,027.86 raised last year. The first Wendy's DreamLift Day in 1995 raised just over $10,000. Over $1 million has been raised since the event's inception.

To contact a reporter for this story, email:, call: (250) 319-7494.

— This story was updated at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2014 to include the total monies raised from the event.

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