This Thursday, April 26th, Project Angel Heart will make dining out more than just about enjoying good food–and as a Forkly user, you can help donate and raise awareness.
Dining Out for Life® is an internationally licensed event hosted in 60 markets. Since 1990, the event has offered a meaningful way to support a worthy cause. On a single day, more than 250,000 people across North America are expected to help raise nearly $4 Million in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. This is Project Angel Heart’s 18th year hosting the event, the largest of its kind, with more participating restaurants and more funds raised than any other market.
Participating restaurants will donate 25% of their food sales to Project Angel Heart on Dining Out for Life® day. Diners will also have the option to make an additional donation and be entered into a drawing to win their choice of one of three fabulous prizes, each valued at $1,000.
Last year, the support from Denver-area diners alone helped Project Angel Heart raise $330,000 that went into preparing 427,675 nutritious meals for 1,863 people in the Metro area and Colorado Springs. For about 10+ years, more than 25 local restaurants (The Cherry Cricket, Café Berlin, JAX Fish House Denver, Potager, Racines, and Taste of Thailand, to name a few) have participated during Dining Out for Life, and now that number has increased to more than 300 — with 52 of them being added this year.
Now, how can sharing your locally crafted meals and drinks on Forkly help foster awareness? Easy!
- Go to one of the many participating restaurants near you (find your city here).
- Get those fingers flexing and reserve your table with OpenTable through our app (they’ll be flying like hotcakes).
- Post your Dining Out for Life dishes and drinks on Forkly!
- Include the hashtag #DOFLDEN (if you’re in Colorado) or just #DOFL (for international use) in your taste and post it to Twitter — you’ll be able to customize your tweet before it’s posted.
Don’t have a Twitter account? No worries, you can still help the cause by going to Project Angel Heart’s Facebook page and sharing it with your friends!
“Dining Out For Life is a win-win-win situation,” said spokesperson Ted Allen, host of the Food Network show Chopped. “For the price of a meal, you can help in the fight against AIDS by supporting a local HIV/AIDS organization, try a new local restaurant and feel great while enjoying a meal with friends!”
We couldn’t agree more — happy dining!