Hooters to Donate One-Third of All Chicken Wing Sales On Tuesdays in February to Holy Family School

During the entire month of February, the 11 Chicagoland Hooters locations will donate one-third of all chicken wing sales on Tuesdays to Holy Family School. The Hooters Wings for the Kids Program started in Chicagoland in 1992. Since then it has raised over $910,000 for Holy Family School. The money raised funds tuition, technology and other school essentials for children living in under-resourced communities. Holy Family School is located in Homan Square on the west side of Chicago.

Participating Chicagoland Hooters locations offering Wings for the Kids fundraisers on Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 include:

Hooters of Countryside (5925 S. LaGrange Road, Countryside)

Hooters of Downers Grove (1303 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove)

Hooters of Fox Valley (4395 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora)

Hooters of Joliet (3301 Hennepin Drive, Joliet)

Hooters of Lansing (17060 S. Torrence Avenue, Lansing)

Hooters of Melrose Park (2503 W. North Avenue, Melrose Park)

Hooters of Oak Lawn (9159 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn)

Hooters of Orland Park (15300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park)

Hooters of O'Hare (8225 W. Higgins Road, Chicago)

Hooters of Schaumburg (1110 N. Perimeter Drive, Schaumburg)

Hooters on Wells Street (660 N. Wells Street, Chicago)

"Holy Family Ministries is thrilled to partner with Hooters Restaurants in the Chicagoland area for another year of Wings for Kids! Our students have returned to school after two years of numerous interruptions to their learning due to Covid-19. They are enthusiastic about learning and filled with joy to be in school with their friends and teachers. The Hooters Wings for the Kids initiative in February will help provide classroom supplies and other resources needed to ensure that our students continue to succeed!" said Cheryl Collins, Holy Family School CEO.

Holy Family School was established in 1985 to offer a high-quality education for minority students in Chicago's low-income neighborhoods. Holy Family provides a learning environment that nurtures intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth for students Preschool through 8th Grade. ALL proceeds directly support the children of Holy Family, by funding scholarships and after school programs.

"We started the Wings for Kids Initiative in the Chicagoland area over 30 years ago to help raise funds to support children's education in our community. Being an active participant in our community including helping children is a priority of Hooters. This community initiative with Holy Family School helps local families offset educational expenses such as the cost of tuition, technology and other school essentials," said HMC Hospitality Group Chief Marketing Officer Denise Williams. In 2022, the Wings for the Kids program raised $40,755. Hooters employees also enjoy opportunities to volunteer with the teachers and children at the school.

"In the small town of Waverly, Iowa in the 1960's, my friends attending the teen activities at Luther League every Sunday night included the future founder of Hooters, Ed Droste. Many years later, I called him to see if he would help our little school in the heart of the Chicago Cabrini Green housing projects, where we yearned for a better education for the children," recalls Dr. Susan Infelt Work, CEO Emeritus of Holy Family School. "Ed said yes, and the Hooters' tradition of caring and sharing was launched".

HMC Hospitality Group owns and operates 22 Hooters Restaurants and 5 Hoots locations in Tampa Bay and Chicagoland. Hooters came to Chicagoland in 1991. For more information about HMC Hospitality Group please visit or follow us at Twitter @originalhooters, Instagram @originalhooters and Facebook

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