Awareness and funds to be raised through dining out

April 18, 2013 by  

For one day next week, restaurants in Dutchess County will be participating in the ARCS’ program ‘Dining Out For Life’.

Those who eat out at participating restaurants will have up to 25% of their bill donated to ARCS, a non-profit organization that provides support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Those who dine out at participating restaurants or donate directly to ARCS will be entered to win prizes, like gift certificates to local stores and restaurants.

The international affair has raised in excess of $4m to support and care for people suffering from HIV/AIDS. It is the brainchild of ARCS, which was founded in 1983 by a group of gay and lesbian community members to help those who were affected by the disease at the time. ARCS remains one of the most prominent care services of its kind in the Hudson Valley region and services more than 3,000 people in upstate New York in counties such as Putnam, Orange, and Dutchess.

Many of the participating restaurants are in the city of Poughkeepsie. Organizers and promoters for the event will probably want to turn to printing companies to create advertising materials like flyers and posters for distribution. Restaurants participating in the program may also want to advertise as well to increase their business and get more people involved in this charitable effort. Advertising in nearby towns like Hyde Park would no doubt do a lot to draw in more diners who want to eat out for a good cause.
Dining Out For Life 2013 will be held next Thursday, April 25.