Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholars Foundation

One of the things I learned about KFC and their mother company, YUM! is how much they believe in giving back and helping others.  We learned about Colonel Sanders’ passion for helping college students.  We heard the old story about the time he picked up a young man on the side of the road and gave him a ride to college, walked into the administration building and paid for his tuition.  Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Still to this day KFC makes it their mission to help college students with scholarships through the KFC foundation.  They also believe in reuniting families.  Watch the below video to see a touching story where KFC reunited a mother and her children.  The twin daughters believed they were being given the opportunity to Skype with their mother while she was away in the military service.  As they sat down to Skype she surprised them by walking up behind them in the restaurant.  Only to the mother’s surprise, her own mother was there as well.  As if reuniting the family wasn’t enough KFC gave both twin daughters a scholarship to college.  The touching story actually brought tears to my eyes.

Community and giving back is extremely important to me.  It’s one of my main passions and something I try to work hard at even with the little I have.  KFC provided me with $500 worth of gift certificates to give away on my blog with no rules as to how to use them except they were only good in the United States.  I have two giveaways live now where four winners will be awarded with $100 each in KFC checks.  If you enjoy eating at KFC then I suggest you head over and enter to win.

For the last $100 worth of gift certificates I wanted to host a giveaway with the goal of giving back.  I’m donating $25 worth of KFC gift certificates to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.  I know many people have been affected negatively with the economy and those who volunteer to be a big brother or big sister are responsible for the costs of any playdates with the little sibling they are matched with.  That includes cost of meals, movies, games or other entertainment.  I thought if I could provide a few free meals maybe that would free up some money for their big brother/big sister to take them and do something fun and active.  Having a role model to spend quality time with truly changes the lives of these kids and in some cases, it’s the only role model they have.

The other $75 worth of gift certificates I would like to break up in increments of $25 each for three winners.  However, if you win the gift certificates will not go to you, they will go to the ‘need‘ you decide on.

What’s a need?  Well here’s my thoughts…  Do you know of a college student that is hardly scrapping by and could use $25 worth of meals to help them while they focus on their studies?  Do you have an organization of choice like Big Brothers Big Sisters that you would like to send $25 of KFC bucks to?  How about a single mother that could really use a break one night from cooking and a free meal would make her week better?

Of course there is no way for me to regulate this.  I have no idea if the person who wins will be honest or keep the gift certificates for themselves.  I’m going on faith with this one…

How to Enter:

Tell me who or what organization you would like the $25 worth of KFC gift certificates to go to and why.  If you win I will contact you for their shipping address.  There is no judging process, only random selection using Random.org.

*Giveaway is open to all US Residents 18+ Entries will be accepted until Sunday, March 18th at midnight CST. Any and all comments after that time will not be counted towards giveaway entries. Reader must leave a method of contact within comment and must respond within 24 hours of contact, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Random.org will be used to select a random winner from comments on this post.

Full Disclosure: KFC provided me with the gift certificates to give away.  All opinions in this post are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. McKim says

    I would like them to go to my daughter who is away at college. She is going to school full time and working 3 part time jobs to make ends meet. She could use a break!

  2. Mami2jcn says

    This is a no-brainer for me. My mom is a retiree on a fixed income and she could use the gift certificate to help pay for a few meals for herself. She worked full time for 51 years straight! Thanks for the chance to help my mom out!

  3. Margaret Smith says

    My Dad is retired and lives on his own in another state. He really doesn’t cook for himself and would really appreciate these. So, I would like to have them sent to him.
    Thanks so much.

  4. Susan Smith says

    I’d like to give this to my son who is in college. He is living on Ramen Noodles as he is having trouble findin a job.

  5. Ellie W says

    My son and his family could really use this. They lost their house in October after my daughter-law lost her job last year and are still struggling.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  6. anash says

    i know so many that could use this, but i would give it to my friend who works hard daily and is a single mother! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  7. Paula Tavernie says

    I would donate them to the women and childrens safe house! The only problem is no one knows the location for safty reasons I would have to give them to our Huntsville Police Department! Thank You!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  8. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    hubby loves KFC so would love to give him a gift card
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  9. Debra F says

    I would give these to my parents who are retired and on a fixed income and don’t get to eat out because they really have to watch their expenses.

  10. Diane Baum says

    i would like these to go to Haven in Oakland county MI a shelter for abused women and their families

  11. Erica C. says

    I’d have them sent to my grandfather. We recently lost my grandmother and he isn’t the best with his dinner ideas. He just happens to love KFC too.

  12. Valeen N says

    I would love for this to go to my sister. She is pregnant with her eighth child (she is an amazing mom!) and is very tired all the time right now. This would be so amazing for her!

  13. joseph gersch jr says

    I wold like this to go to my father in law, who always gives to me and I am not ussually able to give back

  14. clynsg says

    I would like it to go to my daughter, who is juggling being a full-time college student and the main caretaker for her grandson, as well as the go-to person for the rest of her kids. Financially, it would help, and she needs a break from cooking!

  15. Tabathia B says

    My dad who is on disability and a fixed income and has limited resources since my mother lost her job due to the economy and both have been sick within the last two years
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  16. Amy DeLong says

    our schools pto,so we could raffle for great things provided to school by us
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com