Open Hand's 21st Annual Dining Out for Life
Dining Out for Life 2013 to benefit Open Hand: a tremendous success!
The 21st Annual Dining Out for Life event to benefit Open Hand was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Dining Out for Life (DOFL), one of Open Hand's largest annual fundraising events, weathered Mother Nature's threats as thousands of people from all over the metro Atlanta area chose their favorite participating restaurant and dined out -- knowing that 25% or more of their bill would be donated by the restaurant to benefit the community nutrition programs of Open Hand.
Our community's support and participation helped ensure that Open Hand can continue to deliver over 5,000 nutritious meals every day, provide nutrition education, therapy and coaching, and empower our neighbors battling chronic disease and disability to live healthier, independent lives.
Recently Open Hand delivered our 20 millionth meal since our founding in 1988. “Celebrating the delivery of Open Hand’s 20 millionth meal is a remarkable milestone made possible by volunteers, community partners and donors who have supported us since our early days in Atlanta,” said Jacqueline Yeaney, co-president of the Open Hand Board of Directors. That certainly includes our DOFL restaurants and the thousands of people like you that participate in this event, unified in your desire to make a difference in our community.
Thank you to our wonderful participating restaurants!
Without you, Dining Out for Life would not be possible. Out heartfelt thanks to you for choosing to give back to the community through this fantastic event! Your support has a tremendous impact on our organization -- enabling us to help our friends and neighbors who are too sick to prepare their own meals and provide those at greatest risk for complications from their illness a measure of hope, dignity and independence..
We would love to have you back next year! Just remember...the earlier you register, the more time we'll have to work with you to promote your participation and ensure a successful event.
For questions about Dining Out for Life 2014 or the registration process, please contact Jean Goffaux, Open Hand Community Events Manager at 404-419-3333 or via email.
Special thanks to our incredible Dining Out For Life volunteers!
Without your help. Dining Out for Life could not be successful! We thank your for helping to us drive diners to our participating restaurants, for helping to ensure that they are familiar with our misson...and for helping us get the word out to the community!.
We're happy that Dining Out for life gave you the opportunity to meet new people, show your support of Open Hand, and work with one of Atlanta's many wonderful restaurants who so graciously make this event possible.
To see the many ways you can get involved click here or you can register below.
You can still get your 20% OFF TUESDAYS card with a donation of $25 or more!!
This year Open Hand offered our participating restaurants an exclusive opportunity to opt in to an additional marketing program: 20% OFF TUESDAYS. Several restaurants opted to be included in the promotion...and now you can take advantage of the savings!
To find out more about 20% OFF TUESDAYS, contact Jean Goffaux at 404-419-3333.
We sincerely thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of some other pretty incredible people...our clients.
*All DOFL photos by Tim Wilkerson.