FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John C. Beckley
Director of Development & Marketing
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 315
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.690.6000 (cell)
Date: April 12, 2021
WILMINGTON, DE (2021) – Dining Out For Life is set to return on Thursday, April 29, across the state of Delaware. Dining Out For Life will benefit both AIDS Delaware and local restaurants affected by the pandemic. This yearly fundraiser is produced in partnership with Action Wellness.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event like last year will focus primarily on dining in rather than dining out. AIDS Delaware is encouraging participants to order take-out from participating restaurants or dine out safely following CDC and state regulations.
While Participating restaurants will not be asked to donate, AIDS Delaware encourages the community to make a donation while dining to support fundraising efforts. The organization is dedicated to supporting long-time partner restaurants during this difficult time. All donations will go towards the nonprofit organization to help people living with HIV across the state of Delaware.
“As Dining Out For Life is one of our core fundraisers, we could not abandon it altogether,” says John Beckley, Director of Development and Marketing. “The pandemic has been tough on our clients this past year but also been financially tough on the restaurants that have supported us over the years. This way we can still raise vital funds for AIDS Delaware, and still support the restaurant community.”
Ways you can support AIDS Delaware and our participating restaurants:
- Donate to AIDS Delaware though our Dining Out page.
- Become a Virtual Ambassador and create your own fundraising page.
- Dine In or Dine Out at one of our participating restaurants. Please Tip generously.
- Follow us on social media and share our posts and information:
- Dine virtually with friends on April 29th and post about your experience using #dineintakeoutendHIV
About AIDS Delaware: AIDS Delaware was founded in 1984 by concerned volunteer activists to address the state’s emerging AIDS community. Our mission is to eliminate the spread and stigma of HIV/AIDS, improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, and promote community health through comprehensive and culturally sensitive services, education programs, and advocacy.
Our services include free, confidential HIV testing; case management/client services; education/outreach programs; pharmacy services; food and personal products pantry; drug & alcohol and mental health counseling.
About Dining Out For Life: Founded in Philadelphia in 1991 by Action Wellness, Dining Out For Life is now produced in over 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Through the simple act of dining out, the event collectively raises over $4 million every year for HIV service organizations. For a complete list of all participating restaurants in the Delaware Valley.
AIDS Delaware’s mission is to support those living with HIV/AIDS in Delaware and to prevent the spread of HIV through comprehensive services, education, and advocacy.