50+ restaurants participate in Dine to Be Kind benefit for Asheville Humane, March 8

From Asheville Humane Society:

Asheville, NC – On March 8, over 50 participating Asheville area restaurants are donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit’s 13th annual Dine To Be Kind fundraiser. The community is encouraged to dine out (or order to-go) for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at participating restaurants to help homeless local animals.

“We are pleased to welcome Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery as the Presenting Sponsor of the 13th Annual Dine To Be Kind,” said Eileen Bouressa, Associate Director of Development. “We are so grateful for the generosity of our local business sponsors who make this fundraising event a success including Prestige Subaru, iheartmedia, REACH & Asheville Veterinary Specialists, Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn, Charlotte Street Animal Hospital and Advantage Printing. The support of these businesses is vital to the lifesaving work of Asheville Humane Society, and we are honored that they share our compassion for local animals in need.”

“In alignment with the mission of our Thrive! Together, A Thousand Day Journey campaign, Asheville Humane Society has been reaching out to the community and offering resources to help local pets and their people before they ever reach our doors,” said Lauren Weldishofer, Special Events Manager for Asheville Humane Society. The Dine To Be Kind fundraiser mirrors that approach by encouraging community members to head out to local restaurants on one day to raise funds for local animals. Our volunteer Ambassadors will also be at each participating restaurant to share information about our lifesaving programs. The proceeds will go toward our efforts in helping pets in our community remain safe, healthy and thriving.”

In 2015, Asheville Humane Society impacted the lives of over 8,000 animals in the community with the help of generous donors and supporters. In 2016, Asheville Humane Society’s goal is to increase assistance to at-risk animals in an effort to keep them in the arms of their families and prevent them from ever coming to the shelter. A list of all participating restaurants can be found at www.ashevillehumane.org and on the Dine To Be Kind Facebook Event Page.
What:  Dine To Be Kind at participating restaurants donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society

When:  Tuesday, March 8

Who:  Asheville Humane Society and participating Asheville area restaurants

Where:  Participating Dine To Be Kind restaurants listed at www.ashevillehumane.org

Why:  To support Asheville Humane Society and help local animals in need
About Asheville Humane Society:

For over 30 years Asheville Humane Society has been saving homeless Buncombe County animals. Today, the organization operates both a state-of-the-art Adoption and Education Center and the County’s only open door shelter where no local animal is ever turned away. Asheville Humane Society rescues, reunites, rehabilitates and re-homes abandoned, abused, injured and lost animals. Its programs provide education, training and support to keep pets in their homes. Asheville Humane Society has earned the highest rating of Four Stars from Charity Navigator, a designation achieved by only 25% of all charities nationwide. 

About Hayley Benton
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