Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Gold Star Chili have teamed up for a special ongoing fundraiser to benefit the hospital.
Beginning Aug. 12, a portion of proceeds from every Gold Star Chili milkshake will automatically be donated to the hospital, including in-restaurant, drive-thru and delivery orders.
According to a press release from Gold Star, "funds raised will be used by Cincinnati Children’s to support clinical and research initiatives that have the greatest potential to quickly impact pediatric medicine for children in Cincinnati and around the world."
Some of the areas that are priorities for the hospital include the Heart Institute, Perinatal Institute, Cancer and Blood Disease Institute and "core infrastructures in genetics and bioinformatics."
This isn't the first time Gold Star and Children's have collaborated — since 2000, Gold Star has donated nearly $300,000 to Cincinnati Children's. At the restaurant's hospital food court location, they donate all royalties back to the hospital, which totals around $10,000 -$15,000 a year.
“Gold Star’s founding value is to treat everyone like family,” said Gold Star President and CEO Roger David in the press release.
“When someone in your family is in need, you do what you can to help them," he continued. "We see this expanded partnership with Cincinnati Children’s as a great way to help our extended family — the community we serve — in what can be some of their most trying times by ensuring the hospital has the resources needed to continue to provide best-in-the-nation care to their children.”
The goal for this Cincinnati-based eatery is to serve the community in more ways than one. “Our vision at Gold Star is to live in a more hospitable world,” David said. “Finding meaningful ways to give back to the community that supports us is one of the best ways we can demonstrate that outwardly.”
Gold Star's milkshakes come in three traditional flavors — strawberry, chocolate and vanilla — and three with a little more pizazz — cookies and cream, banana cream pie and strawberry shortcake. The milkshakes are made with 100% real ice cream and topped with whipped cream.
“On behalf of everyone at Cincinnati Children’s, but most importantly the families counting on us for world-class care, we can’t thank our friends at Gold Star enough,” said Jane Hollenbeck, Donor Relations Officer at Children’s, in the same press release “Their support helps our experts advance research and improve care for kids not just here in our community, but across the country and around the world.”
Find your nearest Gold Star Chili by visiting goldstarchili.com.