Help us reach our $5 million goal to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® to ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Visit your local Chili’s to feel the power of a simple instrument – a crayon. From Sept. 10 through Oct. 3, 2018, Guests can color a pepper and donate $1 to make a difference in one child’s life during our annual Create-A-Pepper campaign. This campaign supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and their mission of Finding cures. Saving children®. To learn more about this year’s Create-A-Pepper campaign, click here.
Since 2002, we have proudly supported the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. It all began as a local, grassroots fundraising effort by seven Memphis-area Chili’s restaurants that raised $14 thousand for St. Jude via crayons and pepper coloring sheets.
By 2004, our partnership with St. Jude grew national with the launch of the annual Create-A-Pepper campaign.
In 2006, we made our first multi-year commitment to raise $50 million in a 10-year period – one of the largest single-partner donations in St. Jude history – to build the state-of-the-art Chili's Care Center, which opened in 2007.
In 2014, we reached our $50 million commitment two years early with the help of donation from our gracious Guests and ChiliHeads.
In 2016, we made our second multi-year commitment to raise $30 million in a six-year period to further develop The St. Jude school Program presented by Chili's for its patients.
Since the partnership began, we have raised more than $68 million with the help of our Guests and Team Members, and we won’t stop there.
Each year, we: