Taco Bell franchise donates proceeds from fund-raiser

ColCal, a franchise that operates Taco Bell restaurants in the Grand Valley, has presented a total of $7,800 to three local organizations, money raised through the Graduate To Go fund-raiser.

ColCal presented $2,600 checks to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County, Karis and Mesa County Partners to help fund programs that benefit youth.

“The teems in our area are our employees and our customers. They are our family members and our future. It is important to us to show them how much we care and do what we can to invest in their future,” said Ken Basinger, owner of ColCal. “We want the community to know the money they donate to Graduate to Go is used to help teens right here in our own neighborhood.”