My favorite restaurant in Denver, WaterCourse Foods, actually has a policy to devote one Monday each month to a different nonprofit organization. The benefiting organization is expected to do all advertising for the event (and hopefully bring in lots of friends and family), and in return receives 10 percent of WaterCourse’s sales for the day, open to close.
I confirmed yesterday with the general manager that 10 percent of all sales on April 6th will be donated to Summit For Someone, to help me reach my $3600 fundraising goal.
I assume WaterCourse picks Monday because it’s one of the slowest days of the week (at least that’s the way it was when I waited tables), so it gives them an opportunity to bring in new customers, who may not have been there before, but will go for a good cause.
Denver isn’t exactly a small town (a cow town, yes, but a small town, no) — but it’s cool to know that someone is willing to help out community causes like Big City Mountaineers.
If you need a fundraising idea, think about speaking to the manager next time you’re in your favorite restaurant or coffee shop — even if they won’t do something as generous as giving 10 percent of their sales, they might cut you a donation check.
And hey, if you’re in Denver on April 6th, stop by WaterCourse for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and dessert). It’s going towards a good cause!
Questions about Summit For Someone? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-271-9200, ext. 403.