Thanks to Community Support on Dining Out for Life® Day
Denver/Boulder, Colo.– A loyal community of 90,000 diners across the Denver metro and Boulder area supported Project Angel Heart’s 18th annual Dining Out for Life® event by dining at participating restaurants, raising $330,000 for the local non-profit. Over 300 restaurants donated 25% of the day’s food sales, along with diners making generous, individual contributions to Project Angel Heart. Those donations will fund the agency’s home-delivery meal program, which serves men, women and children coping with life-threatening illness, free of charge.
“Every single year, we are blown away by the contributions made through the restaurant community and individuals who support us by Dining Out for Life” said Erin Pulling, Executive Director for Project Angel Heart.
Funds raised through Dining Out for Life will help Project Angel Heart prepare and deliver at least 445,000 nutritious meals, at no cost, to 1,950 people in the Metro area and Colorado Springs this year. The agency, who was just named “Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year” by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, is extremely grateful to all Dining Out for Life supporters and the group of dedicated volunteers who contributed more than 55,000 hours last year, and sustaining donors whose helped Project Angel Heart’s reach their Capital Campaign goal of 7.1 million in 2011.
“Dining Out for Life could not continue to be as successful as it is without the support we receive from our extended family,” said Pulling. “That family consists of our dedicated volunteers and donors along with the individuals and businesses who donate the time and funds to make Project Angel Heart's essential, and often life-saving, home-delivered meals possible.”
For those who were not able to participate in Dining Out for Life but have the desire to support the agency, please consider making an online contribution at www.projectangelheart.org. 92 cents of every dollar donated to the agency goes directly to the home-delivery meal program.
This year’s local Dining Out for Life® sponsors included: Subaru of America, Creekstone Farms, Anderson Beef, RPJ Cattle Co, 9NEWS, 5280 The Denver Magazine, The Denver Post, Out Front Colorado, OpenTable.com, Cellit and Kimpton Hotels.