Dining Out For Life 2020 will not be happening “in real life” in Philadelphia on April 30, 2020.
In response to COVID-19, Action Wellness has made the difficult decision to cancel its annual fundraising event, Dining Out For Life, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, when more than 150 area restaurants would have donated 33% of their food sales to Action Wellness, AIDS Delaware, and Camden Area Health Education Center, Inc. to help people living with and affected by HIV in the Delaware Valley.
Instead, Action Wellness is encouraging participants to DINE IN to celebrate what would have been the 30th anniversary of this vital fundraising event and to continue to support those living with HIV.
Click here to read the complete press release from Action Wellness.
In 1991, a volunteer stepped up to address the AIDS epidemic in Philadelphia. In turn, local restaurants stepped in to help and Dining Out For Life became a yearly event. Since then, this event has raised millions of dollars for those living with HIV in the Philadelphia community. Dining Out For Life was founded to address an epidemic and Action Wellness rose to the challenge. And now, Action Wellness will rise to the challenge again.
Here is how you can help:
Donate online: Click here to donate to Action Wellness.
Donate by phone: Call 215.981.3367.
Donate by text: Text DINE to 50155.
Donate by mail: Mail a check, made out to Action Wellness, to 1216 Arch Street, 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Become a virtual ambassador: Create your own fundraising page, and use your social network to raise money!
Follow us on social media: Share our posts and information, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Dine virtually with friends on April 30th and post on social media about your experience using #DineInEndHIVPHL and #DineOnlineEndHIV.
Important changes to charitable donation deductions– For 2020, taxpayers who do not itemize deductions are allowed to take a $300 deduction from their adjusted gross income for donations to charity. For those taxpayers who do itemize, the 60% limit on contributions compared to their adjusted gross income is lifted to 100%. Please consult a financial professional for any questions about your ability to deduct charitable contributions.
The restaurants below signed up to participate in Dining Out this year, but then we had to cancel the event. Due to the hardships restaurants are currently facing, we did not ask them to make any donation to us this year.
So while these restaurants will not be donating to Action Wellness this year, we encourage you to support them during these challenging times.
Here’s how you can help:
-Purchase a gift card to a restaurant.
-Order take out/delivery food from restaurants that are offering this option.
-Donate to an employee relief fund
CLICK HERE to see a list of DOFL restaurants that are doing take out/delivery, selling gift cards, and have employee relief funds.
See all our DOFL restaurants on a map.
Dining Out For Life Philadelphia/Delaware Valley benefits three area HIV/AIDS service organizations: