You may know of the name Dave Thomas from the fast-food chain Wendy’s, but you may not be aware of the work Dave did to promote the plight of children in the US foster care system who need adoption. Dave was the owner of Wendy’s and was extremely passionate about adoption.
Dave was adopted when he was 6 months old. He spent a lot of time with his adoptive grandmother who was an incredible support and influence in his life. He never knew his birth mother.
Dave founded the Dave Thomas Foundation. This foundation promotes the adoption of children out of the foster care system. The foundation also has influenced many initiatives and promoted adoption benefits for employees. At one point, Dave was a national spoke person for adoption. Dave passed away in 2002, but his care for children in the foster care system is not forgotten.
The website Dave Thomas Foundation has a variety of information on it regarding the great need for adoption of children out of the US foster care system. Check it out!