SAVE THE DATE – Dining Out for Life Returns Thursday, April 29th, 2021!
Dining Out For Life returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, April 29th, 2021! Due to the ongoing pandemic, our annual event will look a little different again this year. Like last year, we will be making this primarily a “Dine In” event, and encourage participants to order takeout or delivery from our incredible restaurant partners. You can also support our restaurants by dining out safely based on the recommendations of our health department.
Due to the toll that COVID-19 has taken on our local restaurants, we will not require any of our participating restaurants to donate this year. Instead, DOFL volunteer ambassadors and Action Wellness staff and friends will utilize online peer to peer fundraising to encourage their social network to donate to the cause. In 2020, we raised over $80,000 to help support people living with HIV in Philadelphia using this method, and we hope to beat this total in 2021!
We are so incredibly thankful for the support we receive for Dining Out for Life each year from our restaurant partners. Due to the hardship the restaurant industry is currently facing, we are not asking 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:
- Order take out/delivery food from restaurants that are offering this option..
- Dine outdoors where possible.
- Purchase a gift card.
- Donate to an online “tip jar.”
Please make plans to join us on Thursday, April 29th to dine IN and support those living with HIV. We will release more details as we get closer to the event. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news about Dining Out For Life!
Want to get more involved? There are many ways you can help!
- Be a DOFL Virtual Ambassador: Sign up here to help us raise funds online!
- Donate online: Click here to donate to Action Wellness.
- Donate by phone: Text DINEIN to 50155.
- Donate by mail: Mail a check, made out to Action Wellness, to 1216 Arch Street, 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107.
- Follow us on social media: Share our posts and information, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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
Dining Out For Life Philadelphia/Delaware Valley benefits three area HIV/AIDS service organizations: