Restaurants participate in fundraising campaign for child abuse victimsBy Emily Beckett Published 4:32pm Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Chilton County residents can help child abuse victims this month simply by eating out.
In light of April being Child Abuse Awareness Month, local restaurants are participating in the “Give Back” to child abuse victims in the community by donating a percentage of their lunch or dinner sales to Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center in Chilton County.
The Maplesville Bake Shoppe will give back 10 percent of its sales between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.
“I just felt like I needed to do that,” owner Tammy Seales said. “I appreciate the customers that come by and support it.”
Zaxby’s in Clanton will give back 10 percent of its sales on Sunday, April 28.
Main Street Café in Clanton committed to giving back 20 percent of its sales on April 19–21 and was able to give Child Protect a check for $840.
The Rose Café in Jemison committed to 20 percent on April 19 and 20.
Other restaurants interested in participating in the Give Back fundraising campaign can call Jana Zuelzke at (205) 755-4205.
Zuelzke encouraged community members to ask their favorite local restaurant to participate if they have not already.
All donations are tax deductible.
“Thanks to the restaurants for their generosity,” Zuelzke said. “We plan to make this an annual fundraiser in April which is Child Abuse Awareness Month. We hope many others will join the Give Back next year. It is truly a community effort in making sure these precious children are served.”