With the craziest shopping days of the year come and gone, we shift our focus on something very near and dear to our hearts. Today, we celebrate Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season. Coming on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is no better time to look past the material items and focus in on those in need. Therefore, EatStreet will be donating $1,000 to the Dane County Humane Society which will benefit animals in need of care and medical resources.
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Madison, WI – The team at EatStreet is eager to announce, in honor of #GivingTuesday, the “Serve Up A Smile” program, a collaboration with the Meals on Wheels Association of America to increase the quality of life for seniors nationwide.
The “Serve Up A Smile” program combines the best of two worlds: ordering delicious food and paying it forward. As diners order food through EatStreet’s website or app, EatStreet will support Meals On Wheels Association of America with a pledged minimum annual donation of $50,000.
EatStreet CEO and cofounder Matt Howard explains, “While we’ve already pledged a donation, we ultimately hope to get our diners volunteering at one of their local Meals on Wheels partners. It’s really easy to get involved. Our team is delivering meals on a weekly basis here in Madison, and it’s a great feeling to see the smiles at every door.”
Several members of the EatStreet team recently participated in the Bike for the Boys & Girls Club. After CEO Matt Howard had a rewarding experience last year, he brought an entire posse along this year to support Madison’s youth. Eleven employees participated in the ride at both the 8 and 25 miles distances. EatStreeters raised over $2,000 for an important cause and had a great time.
“The ride toured Madison’s best lake views and ended at Edgewood College, where we were greeted with live music, a grilled lunch, and Culver’s custard. It was a great team-building event for us that we will definitely be repeating in upcoming years. The event also marked a personal milestone for me. I was in a bad bike accident back in April and had not been on a bike since. A charity bike ride with my friends and coworkers was the impetus I needed to conquer my fears.”
-Emily Orner, Director of Team Development & Recruitment
“The bike ride was a great time. I really enjoyed biking around and being able to see parts of Madison that I had never seen before. This was the first charity event I had done in awhile, but it won’t be my last. It’s such a rewarding feeling giving back to your community and having a fun time doing it. I’ll definitely do it again next year!”
-Jack Wilson, Executive Account Manager
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Boys and Girls Club on behalf of the EatStreet team!
Think back to the last time you ordered on EatStreet. Do you remember which organization you told us to donate to?
We hope you take the time to browse through our donation list and read the bios of our partnering non-profit and student organizations. These organizations do vital work in your community and are run by passionate, caring people. And while they appreciate the donations we send them, they also need enthusiastic volunteers and increased awareness of their cause.
Today I am excited to introduce you to Stacy and the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County. Stacy writes,