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Asante Children’s Theatre Receives White Castle Community Fund Dollars

Indy Cravers Help Salvation Army Through Paper Kettles Program as Well

Indianapolis, IN, December 20, 2006 --( During a brief ceremony at the Asante Children’s Theater 5th Annual Haughville Storyfest, Greater Indianapolis White Castle executives presented a $1,000 donation to the Asante Children’s Theatre as part of the White Castle Community Relations Fund.

According to Asante Theatre executive director Keesha Dixon, the contribution will build the Theatre’s Annual Fund, which offsets stage presentations, the Tuition Assistance Fund, and helps build ACT enrichment programs. “Thank you for empowering youth to fulfill their hopes and dreams,” Dixon said. “With your help, our work has made a difference, keeping youth safe and away from criminal activity and with our intervention, many go on to lead thriving lives attending college, working, and raising families.”

In addition to assisting the Asante Theatre, during the month of December, the 38 area Greater Indianapolis White Castle restaurants are participating in the Salvation Army Paper Kettle Drive. Paper Kettles are available for $1 dollar at all Castle Restaurants, which have raised more than $10,000 for the local Salvation Army already to date. The drive will continue through December 30th.

According to White Castle regional assistant director Sandy Miller, the Castles have a long standing tradition of helping out in the community through the talents and hard work of their employees, and in helping to raise dollars for those in need of assistance. “From our coffee brigades to our work with many of these deserving groups, we are proud of our tradition of giving and helping where we can. We are members of this community and work, live and raise our families here. Together, every small step we collectively take will lead to a better journey for all of us and for Greater Indianapolis.”

The White Castle Community Fund is designed to provide local non profit organizations a way to apply for the generosity of the castles, and a 2007 Call for Papers will be issued in January with application details. Miller also added that coupon books are available for local schools and school groups that are tailor made to assist in raising dollars for their organizations. Interested parties should email for more information.


About White Castle

White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The company owns and operates 400 units in 11 states, 38 Castles in Greater Indianapolis, and is considered to be the first fast food hamburger chain. Its unique steam-grilled hamburger is the featured ingredient in the company's third recipe book, "By the Sackful: Recipes from 85 Years of White Castle Craving," now on sale via or in select bookstores. Proceeds from the book go to Turkeys4America.

About ACT

The Asante Children’s Theatre of Indianapolis, IN (ACT) is a professional theatre organization committed to preserving the tradition of African and African-American performing arts. Instructors and mentors with ACT use the three basic genres of performing arts (theatre, music, dance and storytelling) to develop the life skills of young people ages 12 to 21. ACT believes that we can help to rescue youth and deter crime by giving them a safe haven, a sense of purpose as well as teaching them life skills. In turn, the youth performers of ACT provide family-friendly entertainment that educates audiences of all backgrounds. More information can be accessed at or by calling 317.635.7211.

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