Cars 108's annual 'Roof Sit' aims to raise awareness and funds for Whaley Children’s Center

GRAND BLANC, Michigan — The Cars 108 Wake-Up Show and Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) invite the community to participate in the Eighth Annual Cars 108 Roof Sit benefitting WCC on Wednesday, July 12. Beginning at 6:00 a.m., radio personalities Nathan and Lisa Marie will join WCC President and CEO Mindy Williams at the downtown Grand Blanc McDonald's location. They will spend their time exclusively on the roof until Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m.

The goal of the three-day fundraiser is to raise awareness and donations for the needs of the 42 foster children who are currently living at WCC. The WCC is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, nearly 100 years old, which works to provide every child with a comfortable and living home. They provide residential childcare for children 5 to 17 years old who have suffered chronic abuse and neglect, provide counseling, aftercare services, and more. This fundraiser is an extension of their mission.

“From the perfect back-to-school outfit to getting dressed up for prom, all those moments are created because of this event and the support of our community and our Cars 108 family,” said Mindy Williams in a recent press release. “We are so grateful to them for showing up for our kids year after year and giving them the chance to just be kids.”

Grand Blanc McDonald’s owner and operator Larry Peters says the event is symbolic of Ray Kroc’s (former McDonald’s CEO) obligation to give back to the community. 

“The Grand Blanc McDonald’s is very proud to partner in the Eighth Annual Cars 108 Roof Sit benefitting Whaley Children’s Center,” says Peters. “This event is an extremely important fundraising event for Whaley’s Children Center and I’m hoping the community once again will come together and show its support.”

Donations can be made on-site and online here.
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