Building Fund Donors

Posted on December 5, 2022

(as of June 30, 2022) In 2017, the Foundation launched an ambitious, multi-year business plan to expand the reach of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Since then, the Foundation’s staff more than doubled in size. We knew we needed a new building where we could continue to

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Update on Niyah and Elias’ Story: A team worth rooting for

Posted on July 6, 2022

Mississippi After Kameca’s friend opened her and Jamar’s eyes to the great need for foster-to-adopt families, the couple sought to find a way to create permanency for children in foster care. Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter, Kenyata, was looking for a forever family for Niyah and Elias — siblings w

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Love Goes the Distance: Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain’s Story

Posted on April 29, 2022

Oregon For five long years, siblings Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain were without a safe, permanent home. They were placed in foster care as babies because of abuse, malnourishment and neglect. Unfortunately, Jermesha was separated from her younger brothers. Floyd and Jermain would often go more than a

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“Nature and Nurture Shape Who We Become”: Lynn’s Story

Posted on March 4, 2022

Pictured: Lynn Deiulis I was born in the late 1950s in a hospital connected to a home for unwed mothers near Ottawa, Ontario. My birth mother had made an adoption plan for me just as she had for my half-sister, who was born two and a half years earlier. There were limited options for unwed mothers b

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Supporter Spotlights of 2021

Posted on October 21, 2021

The following individuals represent the growing number of generous donors who are passionately helping to advance the Foundation’s mission. We are pleased to share some of the many reasons they support this critical work.  — THANK YOU — Robert Sfire Several years ago, Robert, a business owner a

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A Message from Rita Soronen About the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on March 19, 2020

Dear Friends, The last few weeks have been incredibly uncertain, as the world navigates the most serious global health crisis we have faced in our lifetime, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Schools are closed, non-essential workers are staying home and social distancing has become essential. We

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Better Together: Maya and Hannah’s Story

Posted on November 1, 2019

Massachusetts In June 2019, we visited Massachusetts to meet with Maya and Hannah, sisters who were adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program. The girls bravely shared the incredible pain and neglect they experienced before adoption because they want other children to be adopted too. Pictu

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