Clark County restaurants raise over $15K with company match for Salvation Army

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurants in Clark County donated over $15,000 to the Springfield Salvation Army. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurants in Clark County donated over $15,000 to the Springfield Salvation Army. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurants in Springfield and New Carlisle raised over $15,000 through their Red Paper Kettle Drive for the Springfield Salvation Army.

Scott Griffith, the President and General Manager of the Springfield and New Carlisle Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken locations said his restaurants have been supporting the Springfield Salvation Army in this way for six years.

“This engages our team members to feel like they are making a difference and it certainly empowers customers to do the same thing,” Griffith said.

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Through their Red Paper Kettle Drive, Griffith said his team members asked customers if they would like to donate a dollar to the Salvation Army.

“We found a way to make it easy for them to support the Salvation Army,” Griffith said.

This year the restaurants raised $7,676. Griffith said they were touched by the generosity of their customers and team that him and his wife, Kim, decided to match the donation to bring the total to $15,352.

Griffith said this was a 38 percent increase compared to last year - setting a new record.

“Kim and I just believe in their mission so strongly,” Griffith said. “Your dollars go far when you give to the Salvation Army.”

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The couple’s other three restaurants in Bellefontaine, Piqua and Sidney also participated in the Red Paper Kettle Drive for their local Salvation Army branches, Griffith said.

Together, their seven restaurants raised $27,982 including the company’s match, Griffith said.

Griffith has been a part of the Salvation Army’s Advisory Board for eight years and the chairman for two years.

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