Strong Tomorrows now has more resources to help expectant and parenting students thanks to a local restaurant’s generosity.
Howdy Burger, one of Mother Road Market’s eateries, selects a charity each month, creates a new burger, and donates 25% of each one sold to that charity. Strong Tomorrows was drawn as the December recipient, and the check General Manager Steve Gleeson presented to them in January was the biggest one yet.
“It’s fantastic to give back to TPS,” he said.
Strong Tomorrows works to improve attendance and graduation rates for students in the program by teaching them how to balance their parental responsibilities with their schoolwork and providing childcare. The program also offers information and guidance on prenatal care, parenting, finances, and building healthy family relationships.
With good grades, behavior, attendance, and program participation, students can earn points that they can cash in for the supplies they need for their child. The $1,100 provided by Howdy Burger will allow Strong Tomorrows to purchase additional inventory.
“Extra money is always so helpful for items we don’t have that they need, especially to get them through the summer,” said Colleen Fox, the Strong Tomorrows case manager at Memorial High School and Rogers High School.
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