Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dine Out For Kids® to Occur April 16

Helping local students can be as easy as eating at your favorite local restaurant on April 16.

The annual Dine Out For Kids ®  event on Tuesday, April 16, will give area restaurants and residents a chance to support local students who are having difficulty succeeding in school. Funds raised from the event will provide students with immediate basic-needs assistance, academic supports and life skills. When diners eat at participating restaurants on April 16, a portion of each meal will be donated directly back to Communities In Schools of Durham.

“This meal can help make a difference for some of Durham’s most vulnerable students,” said Bud Lavery, Executive Director of CIS of Durham. “We’d like to see everyone go out and have dinner — and dessert — on April 16th to help out kids.”

Patrons also can register for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble NOOK™ HD Tablet by scanning a QR code located on DOFK posters and tent cards! Posters and tent cards will be located inside participating restaurants. This contest begins on March 28th and ends on April 17th.

Communities In Schools of Durham connects schools, children and families with community resources to help students stay in school, graduate and prepare for life. Proceeds from Dine Out For Kids®  will help provide:
  • School supplies and food for more than 3,000 students who can’t afford them
  • 14,000+ books and comprehension activities to get elementary students reading over the summer
  • Tutoring and counseling to help more than 350 students graduate on time
  • Career- and college-readiness programming like internships and résumé guidance
"Everybody wants to feel they've got someone in their corner when the chips are down — someone they can depend on ... Every child wants and needs someone like that,” said the mother of one recent high school graduate about the importance of the CIS model school, the Durham Performance Learning Center. In the 2011 Dine Out For Kids, Durham residents and businesses raised more than $18,000 to support students in local schools.

Communities In Schools of Durham is part of the nation’s most effective dropout-prevention model. The organization serves more than 4,500 Durham students inside of 24 local schools. CIS of Durham’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

For more information on this event, go to the CIS website or contact Tracie Miller at (919) 403-1936, ext. 24, or by email.

Dine Out For Kids® – Participating Restaurants & Locations
Blue Corn Café, 716 B Ninth St.
Bull City Burger & Brewery, 107 E. Parrish St.
Carolina Ale House, 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Elmo’s Diner – Durham, 776 9th St.
Joe Van Gogh, 1104 Broad St.
Local Yogurt, 2501 University Drive & 2816 Erwin Road
Mad Hatter Café & Bakeshop, 1802 W. Main St.
Mateo Bar de Tapas, 109 W Chapel Hill St.
Mez Contemporary Mexican, 5410 Page Road (Exit 282 off I-40)
Page Road Grill, 5416 Page Road
Pop’s, 810 W. Peabody St.
Rue Cler, 401 E. Chapel Hill St.
Saladelia, 4201 University Drive
Satisfaction Restaurant, 905 W. Main St., Suite 37
Six Plates Wine Bar, 2812 Erwin Road, #104
Spartacus, 4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Toast, 345 W. Main St.

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