Got any plans for April 28? If so, you might want to change them. This Thursday is Dining Out for Life, one of our favorite fundraising events here at South Sound. Hosted by the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, it supports a cause that is near and dear to everyone’s hearts: raising money for HIV/AIDS prevention and support services.
It’s also one of the simplest ways that you can give back to the community. Just by dining out, you can help the HIV community in a number of ways. When you eat at a participating restaurant, a portion of your bill will be donated to PCAF programs in Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis counties. Your money will create hope and healing for the HIV community, while also combating the stigma that surrounds those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Dining Out for Life is PCAF’s largest outreach and fundraising event of the year. Over 50 local restaurants are participating this year, offering dozens of opportunities for diners to support and empower the HIV community. Whatever food strikes your fancy, it’s bound to be on the list of participating restaurants. They cover almost every cuisine, ranging from Mexican and barbecue, to Thai cuisine and southern cooking.
Most restaurants will be donating 25% of all proceeds, though some are being extra generous this year. Both 7 Seas Brewing and Jonz Catering are donating a hefty 100% of all earnings to help provide HIV support services. Yet no matter the income, all participating restaurants will make an invaluable contribution to PCAF.
With 27 years of service under their belts, PCAF has helped over 2,200 people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Through events such as Dining Out for Life, they are able to help thousands more simply through community outreach and prevention messaging. Dining Out for Life is an easy way to participate in some of the incredible work that they do at PCAF. By the end of the night, you’ll not only have yummy food in your belly, but you can rest easy knowing that you’ve helped improve the lives of many.