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Kentucky White Castle locations raise funds for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates

LEXINGTON (June 9, 2021) – White Castle and their customers recently raised $26,398.90 to support affordable housing efforts through Habitat for Humanity!

During the months of March and April, 15 Kentucky White Castle locations in Lexington, Louisville, Richmond, London, Shelbyville, Frankfort and Somerset took part in the Castle Shares “Round Up” Program. This program gives White Castle customers, affectionately referred to as Cravers, the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to a partnered nonprofit organization.

“This is a perfect example of collective impact. How when we all do a little, it can make a big difference.” says Rachel Smith Childress, CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Lexington Habitat is one of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliates that will benefit from this campaign. “We are so grateful to White Castle for their support of our mission. The funds raised will be used to help build homes, communities and hope throughout Kentucky.”

Gail Gurney, District Supervisor for White Castle, says teaming up with local nonprofits is a key part of their philosophy. “Partners like Habitat for Humanity remind us of our White Castle vision to ‘feed the souls’ – the good work they do right here in our community means our neighbors and friends have the security and comfort of shelter. We are honored to partner with such a caring and committed group.”

Customers will once again have the opportunity to take part in the round up program to support local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Kentucky Habitat for Humanity this November and December.


Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit


White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, has been making hot and tasty Sliders as a family-owned business for 100 years. Based in Columbus, Ohio, White Castle started serving The Original Slider® in 1921. Today, White Castle owns and operates more than 360 restaurants dedicated to satisfying customers’ cravings morning, noon and night and sells its famous fare in retail stores nationwide. The Original Slider, named in 2014 as Time Magazine’s most influential burger of all time, is served alongside a menu of creatively crafted sliders and other mouthwatering food options, including White Castle’s Impossible™ Slider, named by Thrillist in 2019 as the “Best Plant-Based Fast Food Burger.” White Castle’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants, bakeries and frozen-food processing plants. White Castle is known for the legendary loyalty of its team members, more than 1 in 4 of whom have worked for White Castle for at least 10 years, and of its faithful fans, affectionately referred to as Cravers, many of whom compete each year for entry into the Cravers Hall of Fame. The official White Castle app, available at iTunes App Store or Google Play, makes it easy for Cravers to access sweet deals and place pickup orders any time. They can also have their orders delivered using one of White Castle’s delivery partners. For more information on White Castle, visit

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