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Other than La Cocina, are there any local restaurants that regularly do fundraisers for nonprofits? It could either be the kind that involves bringing in a flyer to have a percentage of your total go to the nonprofit or going to the restaurant at a designated date and time, knowing that all sales from all customers will go to the nonprofit. I know there are a lot of chain restaurants that do that (e.g. Chipotle), and that information is readily available online, but I'm more interested in local ones. (I'm researching fundraising ideas.)
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From:_luaineach
Date:May 8th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I know that Arizona Pizza Company does, at least the broadway location, because they've done them for the child's school.

ETA: And while not a restaurant, Cata Vinos wine shop/tasting room has done fundraiser tastings/silent auctions/etc. for one of the local no-kill cat shelters. I don't know if they do them for other organizations, but they at least do THAT fundraising event.

Edited at 2013-05-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
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From:footnotefetish
Date:May 10th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'll add those to my potential contact list.
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From:yonica
Date:May 9th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
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If there is a local place that you (or someone else involved in your cause) frequent, try there, even if they don't regularly do fundraising type things. The great thing about local places is that they have a lot more latitude, and they don't have to clear anything with corporate, but it helps to have a way to connect.
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From:footnotefetish
Date:May 10th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
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That's a good idea. And that's a good point about their independence from any corporate decision-makers. One thing I've run into with the chain restaurants is most of them are only interested in school, church, and youth sports organizations. It makes sense--those all have a lot of supporters, so why waste time with smaller clubs and organizations? The local places might be better off with a smaller but more loyal group of new customers.
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From:yonica
Date:May 11th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, just as you're interested in the local community connection, the local joints are, too!
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From:alsoname
Date:May 9th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
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This page isn't loading for me right now, but it should have a list of restaurants that participated in this year's Dine Out for Safety fundraising event:
http://www.dineoutforsafety.org/restaurants/tucson
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From:footnotefetish
Date:May 10th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! That's a good list of restaurants to approach with yonica's idea.
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