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Throughout the year our Wendy’s Restaurants raise funds to help support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Wendy’s fundraising efforts take place throughout the year thanks to the generosity of Wendy’s customer donations in-restaurant. Every donation counts no matter how small, and the money raised directly impacts the number of children that are adopted into their ‘forever families’.

Thank you to all of our Quicker Foods Restaurant’s Crew and our amazing guests for the outstanding Team effort to raise funds for our DTFA Adoption cause in 2016. Thanks to all of you, our Wendy’s Restaurants Raised $17,337.00 in 2016!

The funds we raise for DTFA go to support the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiters who work on caseloads of children the system has forgotten, ensuring they have the time and resources to give each child as much attention as he or she deserves. This year, as of October 1, 2016, DTFA Canadian adoption recruiters have placed 240 children for adoption and 55 children are currently in pre-adoptive placement (in permanent homes awaiting their final court date).


Fund Raising Recognition:

A special Recognition goes out to our Top 3 DTFA Adoption Fund Raising Restaurant Teams! Congratulations to all of you and Well Done!

#6453: $3,918.00  – 1st

#6674: $3,867.00  – 2nd

#6353: $3,388.00  – 3rd


Quicker Foods Inc. DTFA Adoption Fund Raising 2017 Challenge:

We did a great job in 2016 but can always do better. Our goals for 2017:

  • Quicker Foods Restaurants to Raise a minimum of $27,000.00
  • Each Restaurant Team to raise a minimum of $4,500.00 per restaurant. Yes We can and We Will!


Key Facts about DTFA Canada

Vision:     Every child will have a permanent home and loving family.

Mission:  DTFA will dramatically increase the number of adoptions of waiting children from North America’s foster care systems.

  • 30,000 children across Canada are waiting to be adopted, placed in foster care.
  • All monies raised by Wendy’s restaurants in Canada stay in Canada
  • DTFA works on behalf of these children, because we believe every child deserves a permanent home and loving family.
  • The funds are used to hire specialized adoption recruiters, called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) recruiters, who find permanent and loving homes for children in the foster care who are there through no fault of their own.
  • The WWK recruiters and the child-focused recruitment model they use to find children homes, is a proven and successful model recognized by the adoption community and governments across North America
  • The more money Wendy’s raises, the more children get adopted!

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