Dine Out to Donate raises $1,700

Revamped gift card sales event raises funds for IAUW

Twenty-one businesses in Lake, Miner and Moody County raised $1,711 for Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW) this fall. “Dine Out to Donate” was held October 1-31 and kicked off IAUW’s 2021 campaign drive.

The annual event was revamped this year to align with COVID-19 safety measures. Instead of a single-day promotion, IAUW sold gift cards to participating restaurants during the month of October. The businesses pledged to donate a portion of the total sales to IAUW.

Participating businesses are listed below. IAUW reported $4,630 in Dine Out to Donate sales, garnering the $1,711 donation. The money will be used in IAUW’s general fund.

Thus far, nineteen agencies and programs located in and/or serving the three-county region have applied for United Way funding in 2021. IAUW awarded over $117,000 to 37 organizations in 2020.

This is the fourth year IAUW has hosted Dine Out to Donate. Since 2017, the event has raised $9,200.

Thank you to the following businesses for your participation and support:

Miner County
  • Animal’s Bar & Grill
Moody County
  • Animal’s Bar & Grill
  • BlueJays Bar & Grill
  • Spot Drive-In
  • Subway
  • Flandreau Bistro & Roasterie
Lake County
  • 2nd Street Diner
  • Classic Corner
  • Dairy Queen
  • Hillside Steakhouse
  • Nicky’s Restaurant & Lounge
  • The Office
  • One Stop
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Prime Time Tavern
  • Sporty’s Bar & Grill
  • Stadium Sports Grill
  • Subway
  • Sundog Coffee
  • Taco John’s

Pictured: Madison business owners Cam Shafer, left, and Delon Mork present a Dine Out to Donate Check to IAUW President Lori Gustaft. Shafer and Mork own Sporty’s Bar & Grill and Dairy Queen, respectively.

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