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A sweet deal: ‘Cookies for a Cause’ campaign helps raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

November 03, 2017

Throughout November, the Saxton Group’s McAlister’s Deli locations will be selling “camouflage” cookies in select restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. This is called “Cookies for a Cause.”

Fifty cents from each cookie sold will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and their families.


In the past, McAlister’s Cookies for a Cause campaign has helped other charity organizations, including Pass the Plate, Autism Speaks, Special Olympics Texas and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation.

McAlister’s creates special cookies tailored to each cause. The Wounded Warrior Project cookies are sugar cookies with green, black and gold star sprinkles.

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“While we’re known for our McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, our cookies are just as sweet, and this cause makes them even sweeter,” Saxton Group co-CEO Adam Saxton said. “We have locations next to some of the country’s biggest military bases and have always supported our nation’s bravest. Additionally, we’re proud to have a number of veterans and reservists working in our restaurants. This campaign is our way of honoring the heroes who form an important part of our customer and employee base.”

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“Wounded Warrior Project has served over 100,000 warriors, caregivers and family members because of the generosity of our supporters,” Wounded Warrior Project CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington said. “We’re extremely grateful that The Saxton Group is stepping forward to join our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Their Cookies for a Cause campaign will give us the fuel needed to continue connecting wounded veterans with services that empower them to live their lives on their terms, at no cost.”

For a list of locations selling the limited edition cookies, visit their website.