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Some Chick-fil-A restaurants donating 15 percent of sales to Compassion International

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 17:49:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three Chick-fil-A restaurants in Colorado Springs will donate 15 percent of their sales this week to two Colorado charities.

The only catch? Diners have to tell the restaurant they want the money to go to Compassion International.

"Every year, Compassion International picks a local charity or ministry and raises money for them," explained communications director Tim Glenn. "This year, we chose two."

The charities this year are Hope & Home, a foster care and adoption agency, and Second Chance Through Faith, a program that targets at-risk youths and juveniles from 12 to 20 years old and tries to keep them out of gangs.

"As employees, we all do fundraisers," Glenn said. "The staff gets pretty creative with their fundraisers -- dunk tanks, garage sales -- we do whatever we can to help a local ministry."

In addition to the staff fundraisers, Chick-fil-A has agreed to donate 15 percent of its sales from breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering this Monday through Friday at three locations -- 7990 North Academy, North Carefree and Powers and Chapel Hills Mall. Again, diners just have to mention Compassion International for the money to get donated.

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