A fifth-grade teacher at Peachland-Polkton Elementary School, Simon was a beloved member of the Monroe community and a regular customer at Chick-fil-A. The restaurant set up the Yolanda Simon Memorial Fund to benefit the family, including Simon’s 6-year-old daughter, Trinity.
Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of its sales on Saturday, March 13, to the family. Additionally, Chick-fil-A will accept monetary donations to support the family. Collection bins will be located at the restaurant registers and drive-thru throughout the day on Saturday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” said the restaurant’s general manager, Sheila Funderburk. “Yolanda was a good friend of our team here at Chick-fil-A, and we were heartbroken when we heard the news. We hope the Monroe community will join us in supporting Yolanda’s family in their time of need.”
The fundraiser will run Saturday, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.