The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is giving away free pancakes on Tuesday, February 28, in honor of National Pancake Day.

In return for a short stack of Buttermilk pancakes, IHOP will be encouraging donations for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other select charities.

The restaurant chain has been celebrating National Pancake Day since 2006 and has so far raised $8 million for charity. Its goal for 2012 is to raise $2.7 million.

IHOP isn't the only chain that's offering free goodies for the sake of charity. Auntie Anne's and Ben & Jerry's are offering free pretzels and free ice cream cones.

Below are all the details you need to know to get your hands on some delicious free pancakes, pretzels and ice cream cones as well as contribute to a good cause.

IHOP FREE PANCAKE DAY

What: Free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Where: Find an IHOP closest to you at http://ihoplocator.com/ Why: Raise awareness and money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

AUNTIE ANNE'S FREE PRETZEL DAY

What: A free Original or Sugar Cinnamon pretzel When: Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Find an Auntie Anne's closest to you at http://locator.auntieannes.com/ Why: Raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit that raises awareness about childhood cancer causes.

BEN & JERRY'S FREE CONE DAY

What: One free ice cream cone with any flavor When: The date hasn't officially been announced, but it is usually held sometime in March. Where: Find a Ben & Jerry's closest to you at http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/?ref=promo Why: A tradition since 1979, Ben & Jerry's also encourages donations to a number of charities