L.A. Denny’s Helping the Homeless One Quarter at a Time

  L.A. Denny’s Helping the Homeless One Quarter at a Time

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- December 05, 2012

According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, more than 50,000
people in Los Angeles have no permanent home. To help these individuals find a
path back to success, Los Angeles Denny’s are raising funds for The Giving
Spirit, a nonprofit organization that assembles and distributes bags filled
with supplies to Los Angeles’ homeless. But they’re not asking guests to pull
out their checkbooks or empty their wallets. Instead, they’re asking for your
change.

“We know our guests are asked to give so much, especially during the
holidays,” said Brian Tademy, Denny’s senior field marketing director for the
western region. “That’s why we’re trying to make change with change. Many of
L.A’s homeless lost their jobs and homes in the recession. Others are military
veterans struggling to return to civilian life after deployment. Others still
suffer from illness or addiction. Whatever the individual’s story that led
them to homelessness, they could benefit from a hand up.”

Since 1999, The Giving Spirit has directly helped more than 22,000 homeless
men, women and children in the Greater Los Angeles area. Each June and
December, The Giving Spirit assembles kits filled with food and supplies to
help L.A.’s homeless survive the elements. From blankets to cereal bars, hats
to bottled water, each kit costs approximately $65 to fill, so every quarter
collected in Denny’s fundraiser will make a big difference.

“In this struggling economy, many Americans are just a few missed paychecks
away from homelessness,” said Tom Bagamane, founder and chairman of The Giving
Spirit. “On behalf of the 50,000-plus homeless living in the greater Los
Angeles area, I thank Denny’s and its generous guests for their support.”

About Denny's Corp.

Denny's is one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains,
currently operating 1,680 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants
across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao,
Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. For further information on
Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at
www.dennys.com.

Contact:

Erwin Penland
Rebecca Lynch, 864-752-4778
rebecca.lynch@erwinpenland.com
 
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