Peninsula eateries pledge some proceeds to United Way for Restaurant Days

Peninsula Daily News

North Olympic Peninsula residents can dine out for a good cause this week.

Restaurants in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks will donate a portion of their proceeds to the United Way of Clallam County during the 24th annual Restaurant Days.

Participating eateries in all three cities will host the fundraiser Thursday. On Friday, only those in Port Angeles and Sequim will do so.

“During your breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can help your community by eating at your favorite restaurant or stopping in for coffee or dessert,” said Buck Gieseke, United Way Campaign chairman.

“Don’t forget to thank the restaurant for their support of the many agencies that will receive United Way funding,” he said.

$1 million goal

United Way is halfway through the annual fall fundraising campaign and hopes to raise $1 million.

The campaign total as of Tuesday was $162,000.

Restaurant Days is a way of highlighting the United Way campaign and the commitment to local community of this particular small-business segment, Gieseke said.

“Each year, restaurants and other small businesses all over Clallam County make generous contributions in support of United Way . . . Going out to eat is also a great way for each of us to support the restaurants in our community,” he said.

Participating restaurants are:

■ Port Angeles — Baskin Robbins, Bella Italia, Cafe New Day, Cafe Garden, C’est Si Bon, Chestnut Cottage, First Street Haven, Fiesta Jalisco, Frugals, Jasmine Bistro, Joshua’s, Michael’s Seafood & Steakhouse, Necessities and Temptations gift shop espresso bar, Toga’s Soup House and Traylor’s.

■ Sequim — Alder Wood Bistro, Baja Cantina and The Oak Table.

■ Forks — BBG Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, Forks Coffee Shop, Forks Outfitters, Golden Gate Restaurant, Home Slice Take ’n Bake Pizza, Hungry Bear Cafe, The In Place, JT’s Sweet Stuffs, Pacific Pizza, River’s Edge Restaurant, South North Garden, Subway Sandwiches, Sully’s Drive-In and Three Rivers Restaurant.

The United Way will distribute funds donated to the campaign’s 23 “partner agencies,” United Way Community Solutions Initiatives, and other nonprofit organizations as requested by donors.

Last modified: October 22. 2013 5:37PM
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