01/26/2014 01:47 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2014

Hadiya Pendleton Foundation Gets 'A Substantial Amount ' Of Support From McDonald's Owner

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Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago

KENWOOD — The parents of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton will be presented with a donation Friday from a McDonald's franchise owner to help benefit a foundation named in their daughter's honor.

"I won't say how much the check is for, but I will say it is for a substantial amount," said Yolanda Travis, who owns two McDonald's restaurants. "This money will go toward the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation, which I know will do good things for our youths as time goes on."

Hadiya's mother, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, said the pending donation was much appreciated.

"I thank [Travis] from the bottom of my heart for supporting our cause on behalf of our daughter Hadiya," Cowley-Pendleton said. "We are grateful for her support and any support people can provide us."

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