Hawaii high school seniors are invited to apply for 2015 scholarships through December 15.
Now through October 31, BURGER KING® Hawaii, owned by Kazi Restaurants of Hawaii, Inc., is proud to be holding the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation’s annual fall fundraiser in its stores statewide. BKHI customers are invited to make a $1 donation to the BURGER KING Scholars program. In exchange, customers receive a coupon booklet good for 3 value-size French fries or onion rings and 3 soft-serve cones or cups.
Funds raised will be awarded in $1,000 college scholarships to local high school seniors in May 2015. So far this year, a total of $35,000 has been raised at BKHI stores. In May 2014, BURGER KING® Hawaii awarded $33,000 in scholarships to 33 Hawaii high school seniors, selected on the basis of their high school grade point averages.
“We believe in getting the community involved with our support of local high school students’ educational and collegiate goals,” said Denise Yamauchi, Managing Director at BURGER KING® Hawaii. “So if you like French fries, rings, and sweet soft-serve, this is a tasty and easy way to benefit our students’ futures!”
Starting October 15, 2014, and until December 15, 2014, Hawaii high school seniors can apply for the scholarships atbkmclamorefoundation.org. A poster featuring the 33 local students who won in 2014 is on display in BKHI stores. “We hope the happy faces of last year’s winners will inspire more Hawaii students to get good grades and apply,” Yamauchi said.
Upcoming BKHI Charitable and Community Initiatives
For the rest of the year, other BURGER KING® Hawaii local charitable initiatives include contributing as presenting sponsor to the 7thAnnual Hallowbaloo Festival on October 25th, in support of the Chinatown arts district. BURGER KING® also donated $1,000 to local arts non-profits Kumu Kahua Theatre and Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA) to kick off the 1st Annual Hallowbaloo Marathon for the Arts.
Starting November 10, BURGER KING® Hawaii will kick off the season of giving by inviting customers to contribute donations of any size to the 2014 Angel Tree Campaign, in partnership with Aloha United Way and The Salvation Army. The funds are used to buy gifts requested by children in need. Last year, the inaugural BURGER KING® Hawaii/ AUW/TSA Angel Tree Campaign raised nearly $9,000 to purchase gifts distributed by AUW and TSA.
About BURGER KING® in Hawaii
There are 32 BURGER KING® restaurants in Hawaii: 21 on Oahu, four on Maui, two on Kauai, and five on the Big Island of Hawaii. Twenty-four of the restaurants are owned by Kazi Restaurants of Hawaii, Inc, the largest local franchisee. Four military base restaurants are owned by AAFES and four airport locations are owned by Host Marriott. To find a local restaurant near you, go to www.bk.com.
About Burger King Corporation
BURGER KING® operates more than 11,300 restaurants in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 69 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit the company’s website at www.bk.com.
About the BURGER KING McLamore FoundationSM
The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit public charity, whose global effort is aimed at educating the world’s youth. Inspired by BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, its mission is to make a positive impact by building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance to members of the BURGER KING® family. The BURGER KING McLamore FoundationSM also partners with select charitable organizations worldwide that share its mission of advancing education. The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation is an integral part of Burger King Worldwide’s BK Positive Steps® corporate responsibility program. To learn more about the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 305-378-3186.