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Eva Longoria-Parker Raises Awareness for Foster Children

The Latina actress returns to Wendy's for a good cause

Published on LatinoLA: June 16, 2009


Eva Longoria-Parker Raises Awareness for Foster Children


Eva Longoria made a surprise appearance at Wendy's to kick off their third annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend in Selma, Texas on Thursday, June 11.

The Hispanic actress and former Wendy's employee served Frosty's to a group of foster children from the area. The event helped kick-off the third annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend, June 20 and 21, in which participating Wendy's stores across the country donate 50 cents of every Frosty product sold to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The goal is to raise more than 1.7 million dollars for the Foundation.

In addition, Longoria-Parker is celebrating this Father's Day designing an eCard for Dad that kids can obtain from FrostyCard.com. Wendy's will donate 25?ó to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for every card sent.

Today there are an estimated 510,000 children in foster care in the U.S. who are waiting for adoption. The average age of waiting child in the U.S. is nearly nine years old, and they spend an average of five years in the foster care system.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) is a non-profit charity dedicated to increasing the adoptions of the more than 129,000 children in North America's foster care systems ready to be adopted. Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted as a child, the Foundation leads programs such as Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which puts adoption recruiter in all 50 states and Canada to find permanent, loving families for children in the foster care system.





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