KFC Foundation Gives Back to Resilient Retreat with $10,000 Kentucky Fried Wishes Grant

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The KFC Foundation has granted Sarasota-based non-profit Resilient Retreat, who empowers survivors of trauma, first responders and helping professionals to be resilient and thrive by providing them accessible, confidential, evidence-based programs and education, granting them $10,000 to make a project on their wish list come true. Kentucky Fried Wishes is the community giving program of the KFC Foundation that invites non-profit organizations to apply for a grant to fund a project on their wish list. This year the KFC Foundation is funding a million dollars in Kentucky Fried Wishes to 100 non-profit organizations across the country. There is a significant need for financially accessible trauma informed services in our community, region, and the nation. In addition, our first responders and helping professionals are struggling with the symptoms of compassion fatigue (also known as vicarious trauma) and have a need for training and wellness activities to support their mental health as well as the mental wellness of their fellow staff members. Resilient Retreat is here to help meet these needs and this grant will assist in providing a beautiful natural space for participants to utilize while on their healing journey. Kentucky Fried Wishes is just one way the KFC Foundation supports, empowers and serves joy to KFC restaurant employees and communities. The KFC Foundation also provides programs focused on education accessibility and financial assistance for KFC restaurant employees. Operating independently from KFC Corporation and led by a board including KFC franchisees, the KFC Foundation receives its financial support from Round Up fundraising and its annual donation program, a voluntary program where KFC franchisees contribute a portion of their restaurant sales of Secret Recipe Fries to engage in and support the Foundation’s initiatives.

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