SPRINGFIELD, Va. – From mid-April through May, World’s Finest Chocolate partnered with Hope For The Warriors to donate chocolate bars to healthcare and frontline workers, including military members, across the country. Over 75,000 bars were distributed with the goal of bringing joy and hope to those working around the clock in response to the ongoing pandemic.
Chocolate donations were delivered to military bases in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, a military hospital ship, military units stationed at field hospitals in New York City and Detroit, Iowa National Guard, eight Fisher House hospitals, Methodist McKinney Hospital and numerous others across the country.
“During these challenging times, we are incredibly proud to partner with Hope For The Warriors and give back to all who service the frontlines,” said Eddie Opler, CEO of World’s Finest Chocolate. “We are honored to share our chocolate and overall appreciation with an array of military heroes across the country.”
In addition, World’s Finest Chocolate implemented a buy one, give one promotion that also benefited Hope For The Warriors and its programs. For every box of 60 chocolates sold, World’s Finest Chocolate donated a box of 60 chocolate bars to healthcare workers or military members and $15 to Hope For The Warriors.
“As always, we’re delighted to partner with World’s Finest Chocolate to help bring a little joy to those on the frontlines,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “The past few months have been hard on everyone, especially those helping combat COVID-19 firsthand. We hope these chocolate bar donations brought a little smile to those receiving them and remind them how much they are appreciated.”
Celebrating 13 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 30,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 140 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 27,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About World’s Finest Chocolate: World’s Finest Chocolate is the #1 product fundraising company in the U.S. Since 1949, WFC has helped thousands of schools and organizations across the country raise over $4.3 billion. WFC’s iconic chocolate bars with the white wrappers and silver foil have been loved for generations. The company is based in Chicago and is in the third generation of ownership within the Opler family.