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Tim McGraw and Fritos To Donate Half A Million Dollars To Charity

06/08/2010
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Fritos announced that they are teaming up with Tim McGraw and his Neighbor's Keepers Fund to donate a total of $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in 34 cities, where he'll be playing as part of his "Southern Voice" Tour.

"It was natural to partner with Tim McGraw and his Neighbor's Keepers Fund as they are focused on bringing communities together," said Christy Kulka, Fritos Marketing Manager, Frito-Lay North America. The Fritos brand has worked with Tim to hand pick each nonprofit that we will support so we can impact as many families as possible."

The chosen organizations represent an array of needs across many communities, but they are connected in their common theme of uplifting families, specifically women and children.

Neighbor's Keepers focuses mainly on children's initiatives, and funds the work of existing charitable groups who are already working in areas where relief is needed.

"My wife and I believe it's imperative for neighbors to help to improve communities, and FRITOS is stepping up to do just that," said Tim McGraw. "In conjunction with my Neighbor's Keepers Fund, the FRITOS brand's generous donation will help children and families thrive across this great country."

The following 34 nonprofits will benefit from the FRITOS/Neighbors Keepers Fund donation:

Albuquerque, NM – Roadrunner Food Bank
Atlanta, GA – Scottsdale Child Development & Family Resource Center
Birmingham, AL – Children's Village
Charlotte, NC – A Child's Place
Chicago, IL – Childserv
Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Early Learning Centers
Columbus, OH –Huckleberry House
Dallas, TX – Children's Medical Center
Darien Center, NY – Cradle Beach
Denver, CO – Tennyson Center for Children
Detroit, MI – Children's Center of Wayne County
Hartford, CT – Hands on Hartford – Weekend Backpack Program
Holmdel, NJ – Prevention First
Houston, TX – SEARCH Homeless Services
Indianapolis, IN – Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis
Kansas City, MO – Samuel Rodgers Community Health Center
New Orleans – Kingsley House
Philadelphia, PA – Children's Crisis Treatment Center
Phoenix, AZ – Golden Gate Community Center
Portland, OR – Self-Enhancement, Inc.
Sacramento, CA – St. John's Shelter Program for Women & Girls
Salt Lake City, UT – The Indian Walk-in Center
San Bernardino, CA – Kids Come First Community Clinic
San Diego, CA – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Seattle, WA – Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Area Food Bank
Tulsa, OK – Emergency Infant Services
Virginia Beach, VA – Seton Youth Shelters
Washington, DC – Life Pieces to Masterpieces
West Palm Beach, FL –The Milagro Center

This is the second time FRITOS has partnered with Tim McGraw. In 2008, it launched the limited edition Tim McGraw Spicy Jalapeno flavored Fritos corn chips and was the official snack of the "Live Your Voice" tour.


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