EATíN PARK HOSPITALITY GROUP BEATS $320K GOAL IN CARING FOR KIDS FUNDRAISING
Even in Tough Economic Times, Pittsburghers Contribute to Annual Campaign
This holiday season, Eat'n Park is proud to announce its team members and guests have raised $322,838 in contributions for the company's 30th Annual Caring for Kids Campaign, a five-week fundraising campaign benefiting twelve children's hospitals and charities. The funds raised this year were above the company's goal of $320,000 and more than $20,000 above last year's total. Eat'n Park has now raised more than $7 million in total contributions since the campaign's inception 30 years ago. Even in tough economic times, Pittsburghers were willing to contribute to a worthy cause.
According to Jeff Broadhurst, CEO and president, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, team members and guests did not let the economy dampen their giving spirit this holiday season. "Caring for Kids has been very successful over the last 30 years, but this year was especially impressive, given the incredible amount of funds raised in the current economic situation," said Broadhurst.
The largest fundraiser for the campaign was the raffle of a 2009 Mercury Mariner, generously donated by the Pittsburgh Lincoln Mercury Dealers Association. Eat'n Park team members sold more than 58,000 raffle tickets during the campaign. Eat'n Park Hospitality Group locations also held individual fundraisers to raise money for the campaign, including Tips for Tots events, where servers donated their hard-earned tips for an evening to the campaign.
This year, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group will contribute more than $254,000 of the funds raised locally to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, who has been a charitable beneficiary of Eat'n Park for all 30 years.