White Castle awards $ 100,000 to senior care organization
The Ingram White Castle Foundation has awarded a $ 100,000 grant to LifeCare Alliance, a Columbus-Ohio nonprofit that provides a variety of services to help seniors and people with disabilities live independently on their own. house, according to a press release.
LifeCare Alliance is the eighth nonprofit in the Columbus area to receive the Giving Renews Our World (GROW) grant since the foundation introduced it in 2001. The foundation typically awards the grant in increments of 33,000. $ each year for three years. In honor of White Castle’s 100th anniversary, however, the foundation awarded the entire unrestricted grant of $ 100,000 in one lump sum.
“The Ingram family and its foundation have been tremendous supporters of LifeCare Alliance and our work,” Charles Gehring, President and CEO of LifeCare Alliance, said in the statement. “We are very honored to receive this grant, which will make a big difference in our ability to serve our communities.”
LifeCare Alliance serves older residents and people with health concerns in Franklin County and many other counties in Ohio. It offers programs and services that help people stay at home as they age or face medical problems. These services and programs include meals on wheels, free food centers for the elderly, free or low-cost cancer screenings, pet care, and help with cleaning, cooking and shopping.
“LifeCare Alliance is a wonderful organization that so deserves this award,” Erin Shannon, corporate relations manager at White Castle and fourth generation member of the Ingram family, said in the statement. “We have long admired LifeCare Alliance, so we are very happy to be able to support them in such a meaningful way. “
Although the Ingram White Castle Foundation primarily supports projects in the field of education, the mission of the foundation is much broader. It provides grants that help disadvantaged students succeed in their studies, prepare students for careers, strengthen educational institutions and meet critical social service needs.
The foundation is part of Castle Shares, White Castle’s global giving program that encompasses both foundation grant making and the family business corporate sponsorship initiatives. Each year, the two combined entities donate more than $ 2 million to charitable causes, community groups and non-profit organizations.
White Castle owns and operates over 350 restaurants.