Fundraiser for Drake Medinger

Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 19:47:41-04

If you walk into Raising Canes on 129th and Maple before closing Thursday, and say you want to support Drake, 15 percent of the proceeds will go to Drake Medinger's family.

"You will never be able to imagine if that happened to you, or your child, or your family.

Leah Tackitt says her daughter goes to Sunny Slope Elementary School.

"We got all the fliers about the fundraiser in the mail.

 It is the same school Drake attended when he lived in Omaha.

Now the school is hosting a fundraiser through Raising Canes to help Drake out.

"They had another little girl who passed away from their school as well, so it makes you feel good to be able to participate in as many things as you can."

Showing people this viral picture of Drake they say they couldn't help but to mention his name at the register.

"He doesn't even look remotely happy one bit, it was saddening to see."

Saying Drake's name won’t cost you extra.

"Helping kids in need is an obvious answer you can't say no to that."

Raising Canes General Manager Rebecca McNamar says helping others is what the company is all about.

"The support for this has been huge."

McNamar says they are hoping to raise at least two to three thousand dollars for the Medingers before closing tonight.


"So hopefully Omaha will come out and help us reach that goal for them.