A galaxy of stars is growing in Manchester’s Hardee’s thanks to the business’s Stars for Heroes charity fundraiser.
Walking in to the 913 Hillsboro Blvd,. customers are greeted with a wall covered with paper stars. These stars represent a donation to the Stars for Heroes foundation, which allows the store to give half of its proceeds to a local military charity. In Manchester’s case, half of the proceeds will go to the American Legion Post 78.
“I think it’s just a really neat program that we do,” said Hardee’s General Manager Charity Swack. “They’re my coffee drinkers here every morning.”
Each star costs $1.
Manchester’s Hardee’s began Stars for Heroes in 2011. In 2018, Swack learned she could donate half of the proceeds, so, for the first time, Swack presented the American Legion Post 78 a check of $710. This year, she hopes to give them $1,000.
The fundraiser ends on Tuesday, June 18.
Since its inception, the Stars for Heroes program raised over $9 million nationwide.