From Matty Rhoades
GiveWell DC is seeking community organizations and charities as potential beneficiaries for future Dine Out events. The quarterly fundraisers, hosted at EatWell’s four local restaurants, give 10% of the dinner proceeds on a given night to a selected charity or organization.
GiveWell DC is the charitable arm of EatWell DC, which is the parent company of three restaurants in the Dupont/Logan area: Commissary, Logan Tavern and Grillfish, plus The Heights in Columbia Heights. A fifth restaurant, The Pig, will open on 14th Street NW in Logan Circle in the spring.
According to Andy Phan of EatWell DC, “GiveWell DC chooses beneficiary partners based on two main criteria: a connection with our neighborhoods and guests, and a desire and ability to participate in the promotion of the event. GiveWell DC welcomes all interested neighborhood and charitable organizations to submit letters of interest for all future Dine Out Nights.”
An estimated $10,000 has been raised for local organizations since the Dine Out nights began a year ago. Past participating charities have been The Myositis Association, The Trevor Project, Food & Friends as well as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The next event is scheduled for this December.
“There is no limit on how much a selected organization can receive, so the key to success for the partner charity is to actively participate by getting their network to dine in the restaurants on the selected evening, help promote the event and have ambassadors at the restaurants on the night of the event to inform the diners of the organizations’ cause and solicit additional donations,” explained Phan.
If you are a local charity or organization interested in becoming part of EatWell DC’s Dine Out Nights, contact Phan at [email protected].