Chances are, you were probably planning to eat that day anyways, right? You might as well grab some grub at one of the many participating restaurants in your area. It won’t change the price of your food at all, and part of the money you spend will go to a local AIDS Service Organization.
9. You Want To Impress Your Date
Sure, it’s sweet that you bought flowers and opened the car door for your date, but this is your chance to really shine. Suggest not only a romantic dinner for two, but one at an establishment that is giving a portion of proceeds to charity.
8. You Already Have Dinner Plans, But Lunch Is Open
Not everyone knows that there is an abundance of restaurants that offer not just dinner but also lunch (and sometimes breakfast, too) as a way to raise money. So those excuses about how you already had plans to eat your mom’s cooking, or you plan to be at work late and get take out – they’re not going to work. When the lunch bell rings you can be a part of Dining Out For Life.
7. You Wanted To Try That New Place
Hundreds of restaurants are taking part in this year’s Dining Out For Life and there is something for everyone. Are you a foodie? We’ve got you covered. Love to support local businesses? Check. Or do you use every excuse you can to try the latest hot spots? Say no more, Dining Out For Life can help you out.
6. You Can Make It A Tradition
Dining Out For Life has been around since 1991, and it grows each year. Though a few cities vary on the exact date, the event generally takes place in the last week of April. If you haven’t already, make the Dining Out For Life experience a yearly tradition with your cousins, or turn it into an annual girls night out. When it’s over, you’ll be counting down the days until next year’s event!
5. You Were Planning A Coworker Outing
Whether it’s a business luncheon or a colleague’s going away party, your office is always finding a reason to get out to the local watering hole. For just one day out of the year, that office excursion can raise money for your local AIDS Service Organization. Bring the whole team, increase the restaurant’s donation, and look good in the eyes of your boss!
4. You Want To Be Part Of A Nationwide Fight
You won’t know it until you’ve done it, but seasoned Dining Out For Life goers can tell you – there’s a certain magic in the air. You may have your own table, but you’re eating dinner with thousands of people that night who, just like you, want to join together in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
3. Your Contribution Stays In Your City
There’s nothing like seeing your contribution have an influence right in front of your eyes. When you Dine Out For Life you’re raising money in your city, for your city. The funds remain right where they were raised – in your community.
2. You Can Make A Difference In Someone’s Life
All AIDS Service Organizations are unique. While they focus on helping those who are touched by HIV/AIDS, many of them reach out further, providing education, job placement, and meals for those in need. Though it’s so easy to Dine Out For Life, it could mean a world of difference to someone in your community.
1. You Know There’s No Easier Way To Give
Your meal will cost just as much as it would any other day of the year, only this time a portion of what you’re spending goes to charity. All you need to do in order to assist your local AIDS Service Organization in better serving the area is eat at a participating restaurant. Of course, we won’t judge if you go a little nuts, order that appetizer and indulge in that dessert – it is, after all, for a good cause.