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In 1985, foodies in Seattle, WA wanted to make “the world’s greatest cinnamon roll” for a new brand they were developing. They hired a local baker, and after three months, hundreds of kitchen experiments, and many trips to Indonesia to find the best, most flavorful cinnamon, the team perfected the Cinnabon recipe and opened the first bakery on December 5, 1985. The Cinnabon brand has become world famous, with more than 850 bakeries in over 35 countries serving baked goods such as the famous Classic Roll and various specialty blended beverages.

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Charity Entry by Olivia Wall

Fundraising for Meals on Wheels of Oregon by creating Valentine O Grams to sell for 20 years and selling coupons at Cinnabon counter that all proceeds go to Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels Tigard, OR
100 Volunteers $1300000 5000 Hours
Charity Entry by Olivia Wall

Hand rolling Cinnabons to create Cinn-A-Grams as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in Spokane, Washington. They pull together volunteers to mix dough, mix frosting and to hand roll each Cinnabon. In 2017 they hand rolled 2400 Cinnabons for this event.

Meals on Wheels Bellevue, WA
15 Volunteers $295600 50 Hours
Charity Entry by Daley Michael

To date, Cinnabon has donated more than one million cinnamon rolls to nurses around the country.

The DAISY Foundation All Across the Country
Charity Entry by Elayne Jacobs 02/20/2016

In February 2016, George Strauch, owner of the Glass Doctor of Ramsey, and his daughter Ali partnered with the communities of Ramsey and Seaside to raise funds during the 23rd annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey. As a result, the company raised nearly $1,000 for this year’s event. More than 5,000 people who took part in the Polar Plunge collectively raised $1.7 million for the cause.

Special Olympics of New Jersey Ramsey and Seaside, New Jersey
Charity Entry by Lyana San Pedro

One of the primary ways WSI provides support to people in need is through our Make Child Poverty History program (MCPH). The MCPH global outreach program is based on the belief that no one should go hungry; particularly not children whose entire development and future capacity is dependent upon their health and nutrition during childhood. Every child deserves a basic education, clean water and health care. Providing these basic necessities of life will in turn ensure that this generation of children can provide for their families in the future so that the desperation felt today won't continue into tomorrow.
Through our Make Child Poverty History initiative and supporting charitable programs in association with World Vision in the areas of shelter, food, water, health and education, WSI strives to ensure that:
" No child goes hungry. No adult either.
" Every child has the opportunity to have a basic education.
" Every child has access to clean water.
" Every child can obtain health care.
The money we have raised under MCPH has helped to support various World Vision sponsored initiatives around the world. Some of our most notable initiatives include:

" Sponsorship of the children of Ventanilla, Peru  In July 2004, WSI partnered with World Vision to sponsor every remaining eligible child living in Ventanilla, Peru.
" World Visions Ventanilla Water project  Back in 2005, WSI teamed up with the Firefighters of Mississauga and World Vision to help build the infrastructure of Ventanilla so that the entire community could have access to secure clean water and adequate sanitation.
" WSI Worldwide Golf Tournament  In 2008 and 2009, WSI organized an international charity golf tournament championed to help raise funds and awareness for MCPH. The tournament traveled with the sun, and saw golfers teeing off first in New Zealand, move to Australia, Middle East, South Africa, Europe, UK, South America, Eastern Canada/US, Central, Mountain, Pacific, and ending in California.
" Make a Difference Day, FUNFEST 2011  In August of 2011, WSI hosted a fulfilled day for adults and children at Torontos Centre Island where the local community came out to enjoy a day in the sun and have a BBQ, raffles, obstacle courses, a silent auction but more importantly help raise donations and awareness for MCPH.
" Kili Climb 4 Kids  Just this past June, WSI participated in World Visions Kili Climb 4 Kids expedition from June 16-24, 2015 to help fight child slavery. In addition to being a corporate sponsor of the Kili Climb 4 Kids initiative, WSIs co-founder, Dan Monaghan also participated in the actual challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africas tallest peak and the worlds tallest free standing mountain. The goal of this campaign was to highlight the cause of child exploitation and raise $150,000 that would go towards World Visions No Child for Sale Campaign and the Women and Girls in Crisis Fund.

All of the initiatives we get involved in through MCPH are done with our one goal in mind  to help save the lives of children and their families by taking steps to end child poverty.


MCPH (Make Child Poverty History) Mississauga, ON
Charity Entry by Tony Lewis

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program has over 100 kids on the waiting list and recruiting new volunteers that are positive role models is one of the most essential and difficult challenges for the program. Lewis and his partner James Sills run two Moe�s locations that have been involved with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program for over 8 years. They provide free catered meals for the agency that recruits new volunteers for the organization. The agency has discoveredthat the best way to find new volunteers is to go directly to businesses and feed the staff at lunch hour while giving a brief overview of the program, its needs, and how to get involved. Along with catering these lunches, Moe's caters lunches for the agency's newest and largest fundraising initiative: Wii Bowling for Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS). BFKS has been the primary special events fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for the past 35 years, but has lost participation in recent years. The agency has introduced Wii bowling to the community and it has been a huge success. Businesses allow their staff to compete at Wii bowling during the lunch hour while raising money for the organization and eating a Moe's catered lunch. All Moe's locations in Knoxville sell mobiles for $1 during the month of March for this large fundraiser (BFKS). They challenge each other to sell the most mobile pin-ups to customers who donate $1 to the Big Brother Big Sister program. It is a fun way to engage the Moe's staff as well as provide a great fundraiser for the organization. Over $2,000 have been raised each year since the mobiles campaign was introduced.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Memphis, TN
100 Volunteers $90000
Charity Entry by Sharon Newkirk 03/16/2015

H.E.L.P., the Charity Awards Grants: H.E.L.P., the Charity, for its latest grant period, which ended February 15th, 2015, issued 32 awards of grants totaling $10,583.70. This brings the total awards of grants since H.E.L.P., the Charity began in October, 2010, to 403 awards of grants totaling $94,285.73. Through its grant program, H.E.L.P. provides grants to U.S. based non-profit tax exempt schools and other entities to support educational programs. H.E.L.P. was born out of our desire to make a positive, long lasting impact on the communities we serve. The worldwide recession caused many local, state and federal governments to drastically cut the budgets at schools, with potentially devastating results. If our children are unable to receive a quality education, they could fall behind children in other countries, potentially weakening our nation’s competitiveness. It was this need that drove us to conceive of H.E.L.P., the Charity. H.E.L.P. is ‘Helping Education with Love and Pizza’. H.E.L.P. was launched in late 2010 and began raising funds that October. H.E.L.P. is graciously supported by all Figaro’s Pizza outlets. The funds awarded to date will make a positive impact on children’s lives in many communities. The charity is a 501 (c) 3 status non-profit organization. If your school or school program could use our “H.E.L.P.”, please visit your nearest Figaro’s Pizza for grant applications, or visit H.E.L.P., the Charity online at

H.E.L.P., the Charity Portland, OR

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