In support of the spouses and children of fallen and disabled United States military members, popular create-your-own stir-fry restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill raised $19,293.81 through a Veterans Day fundraiser benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation. The fundraiser was held October 26 through November 12.
Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that works to provide educational scholarships for spouses and children of fallen and disabled soldiers. During the fundraiser, bd’s sold $2 pin-up slips in exchange for $5 gift cards valid toward another visit to the restaurant. All of the campaign donations and 10 percent of bd’s sales generated on Veterans Day went directly to Folds of Honor.
“Bd’s is honored to be a part of such an amazing organization,” says Joe Phraner, President and COO of bd’s Mongolian Grill. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support our nation’s heroes and their loved ones through educational opportunities.”
In 2016, Folds of Honor awarded more than 3,600 scholarships, contributing to the 10,000-plus scholarships granted since 2007.
“We can’t thank bd’s enough for their help and dedication to our organization. Their continuous support has made all the difference in the lives of Veteran families,” says Major Dan Rooney, Founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. “It is with the help of organizations such as bd’s that we are able to give back to the families who sacrificed everything.”
In 2017, bd’s raised a total of $45,057.74 for the Folds of Honor Foundation, funded through a combined effort of its Memorial Day campaign and Veterans Day campaign.