You can stroll into a Perkins restaurant and get a free short stack of pancakes today – and the restaurant hopes you'll consider making a donation in exchange.
It's part of Give Kids The World Pancake Day, happening at participating locations of the Memphis-based chain Sept. 24.
Perkins hopes you make a donation to Give Kids The World – a nonprofit resort in Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families.
"It's an opportunity to eat great food and change a child's life," Perkins' website says.
The goal of the Give Kids the World founder, according to the website, is to "provide memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families." The villa is now 70 acres with 144 villa accommodations, plus entertainment attractions, "whimsical venues," and fun activities designed specifically for children with special needs.
There are 73 Perkins locations in Minnesota – click here to see a map and list of them all.