Through fundraising programs at all of our restaurant locations DZ Restaurants raised over $5500 for four local Non-Profit Organizations including Coming Together for Kaitlin, To Life!, The Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation, and the Animal Protective Foundation.
Coming Together for Kaitlin was the highlighted charity for DZ Restaurants’ 3rd Annual Corks, Cuisine & Colors Wine & Food Tasting event. The $2445 that was raised will go to help build Kaitlin’s Korner, an inclusive playground coming to Saratoga County and a place where children of all abilities can come and play as one.
To Life! was the recipient of the DZ Restaurants Pink Card promotion in October. Sales from the Pink Card raised $1575 and will go to benefit To Life’s mission of Breast Cancer Education and Support.
The Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation was the September recipient of the DZ Restaurants Raising Dough Program and raised $952. The Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation was created in memory of Ryan Wersten who lived for only six months after being diagnosed with Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis (MIOP).
The Animal Protective Foundation was the October recipient of the DZ Restaurants Raising Dough Program and raised $510. The mission of the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.
Raising Dough is DZ Restaurants’ charitable program designed to support local charities and non-profit organizations. Each month a non-profit organization is featured in the program and DZ Restaurants contribute 30% of sales at one if its restaurants on the fourth Sunday of the month. Up to an additional $1000 can also be raised through a social media component of the program.
Since 1998 DZ Restaurants has raised over $100,000 through fundraising initiatives for the Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park communities.