On June 19, ThinkProgress reported on the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s charitable giving in 2016. The coverage focused specifically on three organizations: Paul Anderson Youth Home, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Salvation Army.
Imagine that you’re having a rough day and you pull into your local Chick-fil-A drive-thru to pick up dinner. When you drive up to the window, the cashier tells you that your meal had been paid for in honor of someone you have never met. Inside your bag you find a small card telling the story of a little boy who had a big heart for others.
It was just a few dollar bills and some loose change. But to Marcus Henderson, a Team Member at Chick-fil-A 82nd Street in Lubbock, Texas, it was a chance to do the right thing, and this small kindness turned into something big.
May 25th started out like any other Friday for Chick-fil-A Team Member Jean Barrow. The local franchise Operator Sean McClure picked her up, just as he always does, before her shift. Jean has served as a hostess for nearly two decades and on every shift, she walks around the restaurant’s dining room for three hours, starting conversations by sharing a simple joke or a kind word.
It’s the last Friday of the semester for Teresa Goc, a junior at Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania. After a long week filled with studying for and taking final exams, summer is quickly approaching.
I'm always looking for unique ways to show how much I appreciate my staff – and saying “THANKS!” as they head out the door at 5 o’clock can only go so far after a while. So, this time, I wanted to do something a little different and fun.