CPI Corp. Partners with the Dave Thomas Foundation in Placing Children in Permanent Homes
Posted on March 22, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
ST. LOUIS, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CPI Corp., (OTCQX: CPIC), operator of Sears Portrait Studios and PictureMe Portrait Studios®, has partnered with the Dave Thomas Foundation to help foster children find adoptive families. CPI will donate a portrait session and CD packages for Dave Thomas Foundation affiliated adoption agencies to use when working to place these children with permanent families.
Jim Abel, CEO and President of CPI, commented, "CPI has worked with the St. Louis Foster and Adoptive Care coalition in similar projects with great success. We are delighted to expand our help nationwide through the highly regarded Dave Thomas Foundation. Our studio associates are very excited about working with all the children we serve through this program and look forward to helping connect them with permanent families."
The Dave Thomas Foundation, established in 1992 by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, is a public charity helping pair foster children with loving, permanent families. In 2004, the Dave Thomas Foundation launched their largest ongoing fundraising program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which partners with Wendy's restaurants funding adoption professionals to find families for children in foster care.
"We are appreciative of this donation that will help our Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters share information with potential adoptive families," said Rita Soronen, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption President and CEO.
The Dave Thomas Foundation has 90 agencies and 127 recruiters helping over 137,000 foster children in the United States. CPI will work with these adoption agencies and recruiters, providing images to help these children find their forever families.
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