Edina, MN (May 15, 2019) – Pinky Swear Foundation is thrilled to announce long-time partner, KLN Family Brands, presented a check for $100,000 at the annual Pinky Swear Gala on Saturday, April 27. This donation is part of KLN Family Brand’s $1 million commitment to the Foundation’s mission of helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.
“This gift will help us help so many families with a child battling cancer,” says Erica Campbell, executive director for Pinky Swear Foundation. “We are so grateful for KLN Family Brands and for Charlie’s generous commitment to giving back to the community in big ways.”
“There is a reason why ‘family’ is in the middle of our company’s name,” said Charlie Nelson, president of KLN Family Brands. “Family is at heart of everything we’re about and everything we stand for. It’s a privilege to work with Pinky Swear Foundation to lend support to families when they need it most.”
KLN Family Brands has been supporting Pinky Swear Foundation since 2015. Along with supporting the Pinky Swear Gala, KLN Family Brands provides crucial funds to Pinky Swear Foundation through partnerships with the New York Yankees, Wiley Wallaby Licorice sales, NurtiSource Pet Foods retail partners and more.
Campbell continues, “KLN Family Brands is an excellent example of a true corporate partner and we are so thankful.”
About Pinky Swear Foundation
Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation is a national 501c(3) nonprofit headquartered in Edina, MN passionately committed to helping children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional assistance. Pinky Swear Foundation activities include a variety of community engagement and fundraising events around the nation, raising more than $15.5 million to-date. To learn more, visit www.pinkyswear.org.
About KLN Family Brands
A third-generation family owned company, KLN Family Brands is located in Perham, MN and is comprised of Tuffy’s Pet Food and Kenny’s Candy & Confections. Tuffy’s was the first KLN manufacturing facility introduced by the Nelson Family and has been proudly producing premium pet food since 1964 under brands such as NutriSource, Pure Vita, and Natural Planet. NutriSource is the official pet food of the New York Yankees.In 1987 KLN branched out into the world of sweets and Kenny’s Candy & Confections was born. Kenny’s manufactures great brands like Wiley Wallaby Gourmet Licorice, Sweet Chaos, and other candies and confections. Wiley Wallaby Licorice is the official licorice of the New York Yankees. For more information on KLN Family Brands and its products, please visit www.klnfamilybrands.com.