Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doing Good By Eating Well

For the last fifteen years, a local non-profit in the Bay Area, Community Services Agency, has organized a monthly fundraiser in collaboration with local restaurants. “Chefs Who Care” dine-out has been a popular fundraiser that rotates among the participating local restaurants where they donate 50% of their proceeds for dinner on a particular date each month. Each month over 150 people come out for this event and they have raised $22,000.00 last year.
Although this is an example of an idea generated by a non-profit and involving local businesses, there is no reason that a group of restaurants owners or any small business could not initiate a collaborative fundraiser for a local cause. It just requires some inspiration and leadership.
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