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Monday fundraiser benefits Abba House
Event is at Chick-fil-A
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Forsyth County News
Those with a craving for chicken and a desire to help others will have a chance for both the next two Mondays, July 19 and 26.

Chick-fil-A at Lanier Crossing has joined with Abba House for a fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.

During that time, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales from all customers who say they are there to support Abba House.

Located in north Forsyth, Abba House is a long-term residential ministry that assists women dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Through the program, women receive counseling, education and job training to help them get their lives back on track.

"Mr. Mike [Ridzon, operator of Lanier Crossing Chick-fil-A] has always been very generous to groups in the community, and Abba House is one of the organizations at the top of the list," said Hourieh Clark, who handles marketing for the restaurant.

"When they came to us for help, it was a no-brainer."

Clark added that Chick-fil-A typically holds this type of fundraiser only during evening hours, but wanted Abba House's event to be all day to maximize fundraising.

Abba House director Jim Sharp encouraged the public to participate in the fundraiser.

"If you love Chick-fil-A like I do, help your tummy and Abba House at the same time," he wrote in an e-mail.