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Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is a one-day international fundraiser benefiting non-profit service agencies in over 55 metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. On April 29th, local restaurants, bars and lounges will come together and donate a portion of their sales to benefit local charities. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

 

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Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is a one-day international fundraiser benefiting non-profit service agencies in over 55 metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. On April 29th, local restaurants, bars and lounges will come together and donate a portion of their sales to benefit local charities. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

In 1991, DOFL was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out is now produced in over 55 cities throughout the United States and Canada. More than 3,500 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special night of dining to the licensed agency in their city. Nearly $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of agencies throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,000, all money raised in these cities stays there.

In South Florida the beneficiary is Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. The Miami New Times and New Times Broward co-host this delicious fundraiser. Funds collected through DOFL will allow Care Resource to continue providing intensive primary healthcare, HIV prevention education, testing, clinical trials and comprehensive support services to over 15,000 clients affected by HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

The Tampa Bay area marks the fourth year that they are involved with Dining Out For Life and once again the proceeds will go to AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP’s). This year restaurants throughout all of the Tampa Bay will be participating, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, South Tampa and Ybor City. Each restaurant will be staffed by a Volunteer Ambassador who will answer questions and highlight the day’s special fundraising campaign. AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc., a division of Suncoast Hospice, is a non-profit 501© (3) organization that provides children, adults and families impacted by HIV/AIDS access to comprehensive medical, social, financial, educational, mental health and support services as well as a food pantry, transportation and case management services.

For more information about Dining Out for Life and a list of participating restaurants, visit DiningOutForLife.com

 

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