Local Restaurants Donating Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity in May
May 03, 2015 03:00AM
● By Beth McFadyen
Tewksbury Habitat Build, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, has coordinated a Dine-Out Month to raise both funds and awareness for Tewksbury’s first Habitat home, currently under construction at 110 State Street. On Thursday, April 16th, a Ground Breaking ceremony was held at the site, and Lowell resident and future Habitat homeowner Melinda Carroll, along with her children, donned hard hats and lifted golden shovels to celebrate the start of a life changing project. The community rallied in support with more than 100 residents in attendance.
The excitement continues in May with twenty days of donations offered by seventeen local business owners during Habitat Dine-Out Month. On any given Sunday thru Thursday during the month of May, a Tewksbury restaurant will donate 10-15% of your total sale to Tewksbury Habitat Build if you simply mention “Habitat” to the cashier or server. The goal is to raise more than $5000 toward the 100K cost of the Habitat house. To print your copy of the calendar, visit the Events page at www.tewksburyhabitatbuild.org.
Participating restaurants include Capellini’s on every Tuesday in May and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt on Mother’s Day. Why not treat your Mom to a fro-yo while supporting a future Tewksbury Mom and her family? At Merrimack Valley Pavilion on Thursday, May 28th, not only will your Richardson’s ice cream purchase be counted toward their donation, but laser-tag and mini-golf sales will as well. Tewksbury Habitat Build warmly thanks these establishment and the others that have offered their support, including: LunaRossa, Oscar's Piñatas, Kyoto’s Japanese Steakhouse, Jimbo’s Roastbeef, Pizza Mia, Anthony’s Roast Beef, Applebee’s, Tew-Mac Tavern at Tewksbury Country Club, Wicked Cheesy Pizza, Angelina’s Italian Restaurant, Skewer’s Wood Grill, Main Street Pizza, Mango II Thai Cuisine, and the 99 Restaurant.
Opportunities to donate toward the project still exist, including the purchase of items for the house (windows, appliances, landscaping, etc…) or direct financial gifts in honor/memory of a loved one. To make a contribution via credit card, visit www.tewksburyhabitatbuild.org, or deposit a check directly into the Tewksbury Habitat Build account at TD Bank, 995 Main Street. Businesses, organizations or families wishing to reserve a dedicated day of Team Building on site for up to twelve people are asked to contact Kim Trainor, Director of Community Relations, at 978-692-0927 to confirm a summer or fall date. Adults and children age 16 and older are welcome to register to volunteer through VolunteerUp on the Volunteer page at www.lowellhabitat.org.
To receive their monthly electronic newsletter, including construction photo updates, subscribe to the mailing list at www.tewksburyhabitatbuild.org. Facebook users are encouraged to LIKE Tewksbury Habitat Build.
Tewksbury Habitat Build is a committee of Tewksbury residents representing town government, churches and local civic organizations committed to supporting the success of this build and future Habitat builds in Tewksbury. They meet monthly and welcome new membership at any time. For more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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