Dine & Donate Hits Record Numbers in Support of Friendship Center  

By Sophia Davis
Advancement & Project Manager
April’s Dine & Donate Event was a fantastic success with over 110 dinners sold, making it our most successful Dine & Donate event ever! Heidi Holly, Executive Director commented, “We want to extend our sincere gratitude to SBAOR, and the CORE Committee for working their hearts out to support Friendship Center. The event was a great success and we eagerly await the next one, likely at the start of summer in June. We are so grateful to our loyal supporters, and we are looking forward to seeing all of your happy faces (in masks) at our next Dine & Donate event. Cheers and thank you all!”
Friendship Center’s first Dine & Donate event on Wednesday, April 21, served pre-ordered Mexican style family dinners from Los Agaves Restaurant. Every year, SBAOR selects a nonprofit charity as their beneficiary, and this year Friendship Center is the proud recipient. Volunteers from SBAOR staffed tables for drive up & pick up service, with pick up times reserved at purchase via the online site.  There was a happy buzz in the air as people gathered and eagerly awaited their food and margaritas; sharing some laughs underneath their masks with community friends at Los Agaves Restaurant on De la Vina street.
Donors of both organizations were happy to support, and of course, enjoy delicious Mexican family style dinners and margaritas of generous portions! The menu options featured enchiladas, fajitas and tacos, all served with 2 large margaritas, beans and rice. Though advertised for two people, there definitely was enough to share for four.  The event was advertised publicly in the Independent, and through email communications with constituents of both Friendship Center and SBAOR, as well as posted on social media outlets.