Doing Good: Raising Cane’s & YMCA of Austin Supporting Local Businesses

Raising Cane's and YMCA of Austin are collaborating for a weekly livestream, "THE LOCAL DISH", which will feature three essential businesses each week as well as highlight them through content across their platforms. You can support the steam with hashtags #SupportLocal #ForABetterUs and it will be available on YMCA of Austin’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels @austinymca. Additionally, every Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., all nine Austin-area Raising Cane’s restaurants will host a fundraiser for YMCA of Austin. Raising Cane’s will donate 15% of your purchase to YMCA of Austin if you mention the fundraiser!

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to partner with YMCA of Austin for these unique local initiatives,” said Raising Cane’s Area Leader of Restaurants Michael O’Grady. “We wanted to do what we could to support local businesses, including YMCA of Austin, during these unprecedented times. YMCA of Austin has created an incredible virtual community full of free exercise classes to help everyone stay active during the current crisis. We are honored to have the opportunity to raise funds for their community efforts.”

“As a volunteer-led nonprofit, the YMCA of Austin works every day to strengthen our community at the grassroots,” said James Finck, YMCA of Austin President & CEO. “That’s why we’re excited to join with Raising Cane’s to shine a spotlight on local Austin-area businesses in an effort to give them vital support during this tough time.”

For more information about “THE LOCAL DISH” presented by Raising Cane’s and YMCA of Austin, visit


Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 500 restaurants in 27 states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with multiple new restaurants under construction. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. Raising Cane’s vision is to have restaurants all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great crew, cool culture and active community involvement.

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The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long- standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Austin serves more than 100,000 members and an additional 30,000 program participants annually through nine branches in Travis, Hays and Bastrop Counties. We also provide afterschool child care at more than 100 licensed sites in four school districts as well as at four YMCA Learning Centers in affordable housing developments.

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