From the Western North Carolina Aids Project
Dining Out for Life®, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns to Western North Carolina April 24, with participating restaurants in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell and Transylvania Counties donating 20% of sales to support Western North Carolina AIDS Project.
Dining Out For Life® volunteers, called Ambassadors, attend training parties and are assigned at one of their favorite restaurants prior to the event. They greet diners and represent WNCAP at their assigned restaurant during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
“There’s a lot of excitement around this event, and our Ambassadors really enjoy encouraging friends, families, clients and neighbors to join them for a meal in support of a worthwhile cause,” said Chris Winebrenner, WNCAP’s Community Resource Coordinator.
Your role as a Restaurant Ambassador is the most important asset we have to ensure the success of this year’s event. You will serve as a “meet and greet” host at a participating Dining Out for Life® restaurant in your area April 24th for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
We ask our Ambassadors to help us spread the word! Invite your friends, co-workers, relatives, and clients to join you at your restaurant for Dining Out For Life. This is a great opportunity for friends to support WNCAP and learn more about our FREE HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs throughout our 18 county region.
Participating restaurants will donate 20% of their sales to support the mission of Western North Carolina AIDS Project. Ambassadors offer donation envelopes, giving diners an opportunity to win one of several valuable drawing prizes, and to make an additional donation.
All ambassadors attend a mandatory one-hour Training Party the last week of March during which you will learn more about your role and pick up promotional materials.
To volunteer as a Restaurant Ambassador contact Chris Winebrenner at 828-252-7489 ext.315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dining Out For Life®
Dining Out For Life®, an acclaimed national fundraiser, is credited with raising over 30 million dollars for AIDS service organizations across the country in 23 years. Locally, WNCAP ranks 5th in the nation in actual dollars raised out of 55 cities producing the event across the U.S. and Canada.
“More than 110 generous restaurants, great sponsors, 250 volunteers and over 11,000 diners make this event a success,” said Harry Brown, Dining Out For Life® Chairperson. Last year, WNCAP raised over $160,000 through their event, and hope to surpass that number this April.
“It’s a day of true community spirit” said Brown. “Friends, colleagues and families gather at their favorite restaurants, enjoy a meal and support a great cause.”
The funds raised during Dining Out for Life® help sustain WNCAP’s vital, community work. The 30 year old organization provides free HIV/AIDS prevention and care to 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Currently, more than 450 clients are receiving free HIV/AIDS related care and countless others are not infected because of WNCAP’s free HIV prevention programs.
For a full list of participating restaurants visit wncap.org/dofl.
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project serves 18 counties in Western North Carolina. In the past year, the agency has taken in more than 136 new clients to their case management program, and developed prevention interventions with diverse groups in the region. WNCAP continues to evolve along with the epidemic and tailors prevention programs to reach those most vulnerable to HIV and STDs.