Cheese­burger Bobby’s fran­chise to do­nate sales dur­ing Septem­ber month of giv­ing to Mur­phy Harpst

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Bobby Stoll was first brought to Mur­phy Harpst Chil­dren’s Cen­ter, a residential treat­ment cen­ter for abused and ne­glected chil­dren, by his brother Richard Stoll, a Mur­phy Harpst Board Mem­ber.

The first im­age Bobby saw was a sad-look­ing young boy play­ing alone with a ball. He knew then he wanted Cheese­burger Bobby’s, the res­tau­rant he co­founded, to help the non­profit fa­cil­ity that regularly ex­pe­ri­ences a short­com­ing of fund­ing.

Bobby then reached out to the Cheese­burger Bobby’s fran­chisees to come on board with an idea to bring aware­ness to this oft-for­got­ten fa­cil­ity lo­cated in the re­mote town of Cedartown.

The usu­ally over­looked Mur­phy Harpst is a sanc­tu­ary for the abused and ne­glected chil­dren of Ge­or­gia who have no fi­nan­cial re­sources.

The 125 em­ploy­ees who de­liver “Life and Hope for Chil­dren” pro­vide phys­i­cal, men­tal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual nour­ish­ment to the 57 chil­dren. Each child re­ceives around- the­clock ther­a­peu­tic care that en­ables them to heal and re­cover so they can re-en­gage with so­ci­ety and lead pro­duc­tive lives.

Start­ing Sept. 1, 2015, and through­out the en­tire month, Cheese­burger Bobby’s will con­duct its third an­nual Month of Giv­ing, a time when ev­ery lo­ca­tion through­out Ge­or­gia raises funds for Mur­phy Harpst.

Fifty cents from ev­ery cus­tard pur­chased be­tween Sept. 1- 30 will be do­nated to Mur­phy Harpst.

Ad­di­tion­ally, cus­tomers can drop coins and dol­lars in “Change for a Change” jars in­side ev­ery res­tau­rant.

Last year Cheese­burger Bobby’s raised up­wards of $9,000. The goal for 2015 is for Cheese­burger Bobby’s to do­nate $20,000 to the residential treat­ment cen­ter by month’s end.

“As our fran­chise sys­tem grows, we have a vi­sion of Cheese­burger Bobby’s in­creas­ing our in­volve­ment with the Mur­phy Harpst or­ga­ni­za­tion,” Bobby Stoll. “See­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tion that does so much go un­rec­og­nized in the state of Ge­or­gia is heart­break­ing, and some­thing we want to change. Through our Month of Giv­ing, we hope to not only raise much-needed funds for the chil­dren and staff at Mur­phy Harpst, but also raise aware­ness of the cause and or­ga­ni­za­tion. I feel con­fi­dent that we can work to­gether to reach our goal of rais­ing $20,000 to go to­ward this de­serv­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

While the state pro­vides some of the much needed fi­nan­cial back­ing, the cen­ter re­lies heav­ily on do­na­tions from in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies like Cheese­burger Bobby’s.

Do­nated money goes to pay­ing for the staff, Christ­mas and birth­day gifts for the res­i­dents and med­i­ca­tion costs.

“Cheese­burger Bobby’s fi­nan­cial sup­port of Mur­phy Harpst Chil­dren’s Cen­ters has al­lowed our agency to serve nearly 300 chil­dren over the past year,” said Chuck Trout­man, CEO of Mur­phy Harpst Chil­dren’s Cen­ters. “The pa­trons of Cheese­burger Bobby’s have be­come our new friends, who value our work and care for the chil­dren we serve.”

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