A Look Back at Your Impact

St. Jude patient Carlos
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Your Support Since 2002


Reported as of February 2020

The Power of Partnership

Thanks to the dedication of partners like Chili’s, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® continues to make progress in our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Your support means that St. Jude is able to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your support means that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


Chili's: A Culture of Care

Like St. Jude, Chili's began with a dream. More than 40 years later, that dream has become a reality spanning 32 countries. Your global impact—which mirrors that of St. Jude—has allowed you to not only grow but also to serve others.
Chili's was designed for people who crave connection with family and friends, and the relationships you've built with your team positively impact our St. Jude patients and their families. Employees at the annual Chili's Back to School Cookout and the Chili's Art Party embodied the spirit of giving; making patients and their families feel special. You utilized social media platforms to promote your collaboration with Classic Dad Moves and to encourage customers to visit their local Chili's to #CreateAPepper for the kids of St. Jude. We were honored to be included in two headquarter events in 2019, which included a live auction and Chili's Wellness Day.

You dedicated September 30 as St. Jude Day—and donated all profits from locations nationwide to the hospital. On that day you also collected add-on donations and invited fans and followers on social media to share St. Jude content. Additionally, Chili's invited St. Jude to your annual General Managers conference, where we were able to set up a booth to display our virtual reality goggles. And once again, Chili's was a National Sponsor for the St. Jude Walk/Run as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 1,000 ChiliHeads participated in Walk/Run, raising more than $156,000.

Chili's - Committed to St. Jude Thanks and Giving®

The 2019 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign would not have been a success without the dedication and commitment from partners like Chili's. Your commitment to current and future donors was instrumental in building awareness for St. Jude during the holiday season. Chili's customers were invited to give thanks to for the healthy kids in their lives and to give to those who are not.
Your passion for making people feel special has cultivated a spirit of giving within the Chili's organization. It's that quality that cements our partnership and will continue to help ensure no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything.


Chili's Art Party


Unparalleled Support

Thanks to your commitment, Chili's has raised more than $76 million for kids facing cancer and other threatening diseases. Because of you, St. Jude is able to save kids regardless of their financial situation. The values you continuously instill throughout your corporation—relationships and innovation—are the values that create an immense and invaluable partnership between Chili's and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thanks to your dedication to going above and beyond, we are able to continue our lifesaving mission. Thank you, Chili's, for your gifts of giving, and for being a beacon of hope for St. Jude children and their families.


Your Support Helps St. Jude Patients Like Lucas


“All of the doctors in Chile agreed that St. Jude was the best place for Lucas. The work being done at St. Jude is years ahead of anything being done in Chile.” 

- Carlos, Lucas' dad