With the heat we're experiencing, no one needs an excuse to swing by Whitey's for some ice cream. The heat will benefit a local charity though.

Whitey's has committed to donate half the proceeds from the sale of all cones sold today - Monday, June 18 - to Bethany for Children & Families.

According to their website, Bethany for Children & Families is a private child welfare, mental health, community education, and social services provider that has offered aid and support to children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa since 1899.

Every Whitey's will be participating in today's fundraiser, so you can beat the heat, and give to a good cause.