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Press Release

Tuesday, December 4 2012

Adopted Children Receive Check and Free Lunch


(Detroit, Michigan) Eighty-year old Delores Bennett, will receive an early Christmas gift to support one of Detroit’s oldest charities, Adopt-a-Child. White Castle will present Bennett and some of the Adopt-a-Child families with a giant check on Wednesday, December 5th at 1:30 pm (ends at 2:30) pm at 6364 Woodward, (at Baltimore) in Detroit (48202), to kick off this week’s Adopt-a-Child annual Christmas party being held later this Friday at Cobo. A free lunch for families will immediately follow the Check Presentation.

“If it were not for corporations like White Castle, a lot of these families would not have a Christmas,” says Delores Bennett, founder of Adopt-A-Child. “We are so pleased they have continued to support us over the years,” she added.

Bennett says the success of the project depends on the community’s willingness to financially assist with purchasing gifts or supporting the cost of the event. The annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party (this Friday at 5pm at Cobo) is one of Detroit’s longest running goodwill holiday traditions. It started in Bennett’s Eastside Detroit home when she and her late husband decided to provide Christmas gifts to needy families in the neighborhood. The program is simple: Parents who Adopt-a-Child for the day get to meet their children, and present gifts at the annual party. Many relationships are just for that evening, while others have lasted a lifetime.

Since then her organization, the Northeast Youth Improvement Council (NEYIC), a (501©3 has recruited sponsors that give clothes and toys to thousands of adopted children. In addition, her organization has refurbished a local park and continues to help families long after Christmas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS, PLEASE CALL MARGO WILLIAMS AT (702) 870-5221 cell (313)-618-3168 or Renee Prewitt at (248)-515-1941

Available for Interviews: 23 year old Willie Carter, formerly an Adopt-A Child recipient at age four-years old. He came to the program each year with his Mom and 7 siblings. He has volunteered since he was 14, served as Youth President handles registration for the program, and helps throughout the year. He says Mrs. Bennett changed his life. He has also adopted kids in the program.
Cheryl Collier, District Supervisor, White Castle
Delores Bennett, Founder, Adopt-a-Child – http://neyic.org/

About White Castle
White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates more than 400 restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and is America’s first fast-food hamburger chain. All White Castle Sliders are made from 100-percent USDA approved beef. White Castle’s new loyalty program, Craver Nation launched in May. For  more information on White Castle and Craver Nation, visit www.whitecastle.com and cravernation.whitecastle.com.