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Krystal Foundation Awards $18,540 in Grants
“Square Up” Support for Schools
Throughout Southeast Awarded Grants to
and Enrichment Curriculum
GA – June 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Krystal,
famous for its iconic square hamburgers, announced that The
Krystal Foundation has awarded its first grants to help six different
schools throughout the brand’s footprint to support core and extra-curricular
programs. The Foundation is awarding $18,540 in grant money in order to
fund school programs.
under the belief that “Squaring is Caring,” The Krystal Foundation was
established in 2016 to serve communities in the 11 states where Krystal
operates by establishing grants for funding of educational enrichment programs
such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education,
music, culinary instruction and sports programs.
March 1, the Foundation opened its first grant window to schools meeting
the foundation’s mission. After the grant application window closed on
April 1, the Foundation selected six schools for grants ranging in amounts
from $2,500 to $3,500. The winning schools include:
proud to play a role in helping schools ‘square-up’ support by balancing
core requirements with enrichment programs that create well-rounded future
leaders,” said Jason
Abelkop, President of The Krystal Foundation and Chief Marketing Office
for The Krystal Company. “Each of these six schools exemplifies the values
set forth by The Krystal Foundation.”
Massey Elementary School in LaFayette, Georgia, to fund iPads and Sphero
robots to assist students in applying hands-on coding skills.
Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, to create math, arts, music, culinary,
science, gardening and technology leadership clubs.
School, Huntsville, Alabama, to fund virtual reality kits that will
help students enhance their knowledge of science, history, geography, literature,
technology, engineering and career exploration.
Pye Elementary School, Macon, Georgia, to fund various after-school
programs in an effort to increase school attendance, decrease behavior
incidents, and increase proficiency in reading, math and science.
Elementary School, Roswell, Georgia, for the creation of a science
lab that will help students apply creativity, collaboration, critical thinking
and communication skills to solve problems.
High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, in support of the school’s football
program which aims to build and sustain an athletic program that increases
graduation rates through the improvement of overall academic performance
by keeping players accountable for grades and life choices.
Krystal Foundation will solicit applications three times throughout the
year – spring, fall, and winter. There is no limit to how many recipients
The Krystal Foundation will choose. The second application window opens
on September 1.
been involved in our neighborhoods for the last 85 years and creating The
Krystal Foundation is an exciting way to give back to our guests.” continued
Abelkop. “We believe in showing gratitude to the communities that have
supported us for so many years.”
apply or find out more information please visit www.TheKrystalFoundation.com.
The Krystal Company
in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company® is the oldest
quick service restaurant chain in the South. Its hamburgers are still served
fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at more than 350 restaurants
in 11 states. Krystal’s Atlanta-based Restaurant Support Center serves
a team of 6,000 employees. For more information, visit www.Krystal.com
or follow the brand on Twitter
and Instagram @Krystal.
The Krystal Foundation
in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016, The Krystal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public
charity. Its mission is to strengthen, enhance and enrich Krystal’s neighborhood
schools and families. The non-profit will also support and assist Krystal
employees and franchisees for emergency recovery funds as needed. The foundation
provides need-based grants to communities in their 11 states, which have
extracurricular program elimination or cutback. The foundation will support
programs that are focused in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art
and mathematics), culinary arts, music, and sports. For more information,
The Krystal Company