June 26, 2017

HOT CHICKEN TAKEOVER DONATION FUNDS KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER PROGRAM LAUNCH

Donations from HCT Pride Shirts Funds Cycle Club Kickoff

Columbus, OH – In celebration of this year’s Pride events, Hot Chicken Takeover sold a limited-edition t-shirt between May 1st and June 18th and donated $5 from every sale to the Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC).  We are proud to announce that the customer support for this program was so great that it funded the launch of the KYC Cycle Club.

Through a partnership with Yay! Bikes of Columbus, the new Cycle Club will provide participants with bicycles, as well as instruction on how to ride, training on cycling laws and safety regulations, and tips on how to maintain their bikes.

“At HCT, we have tremendous pride in being a part of Columbus’ vibrant LGBTQ community,” shares Hot Chicken Takeover Founder, Joe DeLoss.  “The response to the Pride t-shirt program shows that our customers share in that sentiment.”

“Riding a bike creates so many opportunities for our youth,” comments KYC Director Amy Eldridge.  “Bikes offer empowerment, freedom, and reliable transportation.   These opportunities are aligned with our vision, and we’re really appreciative of this donation to get the program launched.”

Eldridge added that the HCT Pride t-shirt program also cast a light on her organization’s mission, which encouraged other community-oriented businesses to lend their support.  “We’re grateful that Hot Chicken Takeover’s Pride shirt sparked others to get involved because it allowed us to connect with more community partners and create new relationships that we’re excited to have.”

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About Hot Chicken Takeover

Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) is a community-focused restaurant serving juicy, perfectly-fried Nashville Hot Chicken to Central Ohio residents. Founded in 2014, HCT attracts an eclectic mix of customers eager to gather around long communal tables and sip free iced tea, making the Hot Chicken Takeover experience feel more like a backyard block party than a restaurant. HCT is focused on creating impact in the communities it serves through its approach as a Fair Chance Employer. By infusing the company culture with ownership and pride, HCT team members feed a lively customer experience. As a result, Hot Chicken Takeover has grown to become a beloved Columbus brand in Central Ohio and beyond.

 

About Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the safety and empowerment of central Ohio’s LGBTQ and ally youth. KYC works in conjunction with young people to create safe and empowering environments. Established in 1994, KYC’s advocacy efforts and innovative positive youth development programs educate, support, and engage LGBTQ youth and their allies in their center, in the schools, and in the community.

 

Contact:

Dilara Casey | Marketing Director, Hot Chicken Takeover | 614.893.1564 | [email protected]

Jen Kuhn | Development and Marketing Manager, Kaleidoscope Youth Center | 614.294.5437 | [email protected]