CGP Spotlight: The Cheesecake Factory HELP Fund
The Cheesecake Factory cares deeply about supporting their staff and understands that outstanding service and hospitality do not stop with serving what is on their menu. They also know that tragedy and disasters cannot be anticipated. Because of this, The Cheesecake Factory Hardship and Emergency Lifeline Program (HELP Fund) was created and is administered by United Charitable as a Corporate Giving Program. The HELP Fund provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to managers and staff who have suffered urgent and serious financial hardships.
Unexpected hardships such as the loss of a staff member, a loss of a member of the staff members’ immediate family, illness and injuries, natural disasters, housing fires, and similar events can cause an undue burden on staff at The Cheesecake Factory and related restaurant concepts. When the unexpected happens, staff can apply for a HELP Fund grant that provides financial support. To date, in 2022, The HELP Fund has approved 271 grants for distribution to staff to support them through their hardships.
If you’d like to learn more about how The Cheesecake Factory gives back, you can visit them at: www.thecheesecakefactory.com/ways-we-give.
To learn more about The HELP Fund, please visit: www.helpfundgrants.org/
Julia Healey (CEO, United Charitable) and Isaac Leeth (Compliance Manager, United Charitable) recently joined Tina Ruiz and Adam Souza from The Cheesecake Factory at The Cheesecake Factory in Anaheim, California.