Two attendees of the 2015 prom at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

For patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, prom is truly a night to remember. Prom is supported in part by Applebee’s.

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An apple can do a world of good for your health. And at Wisconsin Hospitality Group Applebee’s restaurants from July 14 – August 16, during the company’s Apples for Kids campaign, purchasing an apple icon or t-shirt at participating Applebee’s restaurants can improve the collective health of our community.

Our Apples for Kids campaign began in 2000 as a way for our company to give back to an organization that makes a difference in so many of our employees’ and customers’ lives — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Each apple icon sold represents a $1 or more donation to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Since the inception of our coordinated efforts, we have raised more than $1.3 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin!

Our franchise group, Wisconsin Hospitality Group, has recently established a nonprofit foundation, WHG Cares, that will enable our corporation to continue making transformational gifts to organizations like Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Making an impact

Our donations support the pediatric caregivers at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. But they also provide the special things that make Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin unique, like a prom for teenage patients who are unable to attend their own, care for the family’s emotional health when a child is fighting cancer and interpretation services in more than 200 languages! Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staffs a school room with certified teachers to ensure kids admitted for long hospital stays don’t fall behind in academics.

Committed to a healthy Wisconsin

We’re committed to keeping the communities in which our customers live, work and play thriving. With 36 locations throughout the great state of Wisconsin, we’re committed to a healthy Wisconsin.

Our Applebee’s team members donate their time and resources throughout the year, hosting community events and inviting our customers to join us in raising awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It’s been inspiring, over the years, to watch as our employees rally around this meaningful cause and identify with the purpose that inspires so many pediatric caregivers to practice in the first place.

Thank you to all employees and customers who give back and help us help kids in our neighborhood.

– Denise Harris, director of marketing and WHG Cares board member, Wisconsin Hospitality Group

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