Taco Bell Asks for $1 Donations to Help Teens Graduate High School
Did you know that one out of three high school students fail to graduate? Well, Taco Bell is working to help end the teen dropout crisis with its Graduate To Go fundraiser, which asks customers to donate $1 to help students "go places in life."
From now through April 21, you can make a $1 donation at participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide or donate online at GraduateToGo.com. In return, in-person and online donors will received a taco coupon as a thank you.
For the second year in a row, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg is lending his celebrity to the organization. "This cause is close to my heart, and I am proud to be a partner of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens," Mark said. "The real-world experiences, scholarships, and grants this fundraiser makes possible are life-changing for these teens, and the generous donations are truly helping to make a difference in America's dropout crisis."
Taco Bell will match customer contributions up to $1 million. In 2010, the fundraiser enabled the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to grant $2.2 million to Boys & Girls Clubs and other organizations that inspire teens to graduate high school. From the funding, students are able to get job training and college preparation, as well as grants and scholarships. %Poll-62579%