I have to admit that my Mother’s Day was less than stellar this year. While I usually don’t require much fanfare, a little bit of fanfare is nice once in a while. A card, maybe some flowers, a nice meal out.
None of that happened this year but I’m not holding it against anyone (especially my husband because why would I blame him when I’m not his mother). He actually did help me celebrate quite nicely. With a brand new house purchased just two days before. Of course, that does mean that I spent the day unpacking boxes and trying to put my life into some kind of order. And to be fair, we did order in a very fattening Italian meal.
I do actually have a few things planned for Father’s Day. I helped my son make something a little special for dad and I might have even put together something special. The problem is “dad” reads my blog so I can’t do any sort of big reveal.
But I am going to let one cat out of the bag.
My husband loves food. So as long as we do activities that involve food, he’ll be thrilled. And he also loves chocolate. Like, in a woman-with-PMS kind of way. I’m going to combine the two and take him to Wendy’s for a Frosty.
Oh, you think that’s lame after he bought me a house for Mother’s Day? Not so, my friend. We’re doing this for charity. So we can enjoy from Frosties AND do a little good. And the best part? So can you. It’s really easy.
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. Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Everyone! And dad, too!
What: Help Wendy’s make a big donation to Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that is dedicated to finding permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. They want to beat last year’s $1.4 million donation! Let’s help them get there!
When: Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 – 17)
How: 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/
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 follow @Wendys on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wendys.
You know how I’m always talking about Charitable Influence, right? THIS is exactly what I’m talking about. Use your online influence for good. Use your social media for social gain. And most importantly, treat dad to a Frosty this weekend and help foster kids find permanent homes.
As a special thank you to all of you who will hopefully join in this weekend, I’m offering a $10 Wendy’s giftcard!!
And here’s how to win:
Leave a comment below telling me which Frosty product you’d love to sample this weekend.
Sound easy? Check out Wendy’s Frosty selection. They have the original Frosty (in chocolate or vanilla), Frosty parfaits, Frosty Shakes, and Frosty Floats. Personally, I plan to sample the Strawberry Shortcake Frosty Parfait.
Next Wednesday, June 20th, I’ll randomly pick one of the comments as the winner!
Disclosure: Wendy’s has provided me a small gift card so that I may treat someone in my life to something at Wendy’s. All opinions stated above are mine.