Local restaurants are asking customers to donate to charities, and some tasty treats are being used as incentive.
Cincinnati-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will sponsor Cookies for Orphans day on Wednesday .
All proceeds from the sale of chocolate chip cookies will be donated to the orphan care programs of A Child's Hope Int'l .
There are 143 million orphans in the world, and the proceeds from the cookies will go toward helping them with high -protein food, freshwater wells, medical supplies, clothing and shoes, educational supplies and medical treatments.
The International House of Pankcakes [IHOP] is raising money to support the Children's Miracle Network .
Area restaurants will offer a free short stack to every customer on National Pancake Day, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. In return, customers will be asked to leave a donation that will benefit programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
The annual event is part of IHOP's 30th anniversary, with this year's goal of raising $3 million.
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