Olive Garden Invites Guests to Support Boys & Girls Clubs by Rounding up Checks
Kids at Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Clubhouses will kick-off the new school year and celebrate their great future with a special meal delivery from Olive Garden. The two Manhattan Olive Gardens will deliver pasta, salad and bread sticks
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EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE CLUBHOUSE and NEW YORK CITY OLIVE GARDEN CELEBRATE GREAT FUTURES WITH SPECIAL PASTA MEAL DELIVERY FOR CLUB KIDS
Olive Garden Invites Guests to Support Boys & Girls Clubs by Rounding Up Checks during Seven-Week Never Ending Pasta Bowl Promotion
WHO: Kids at Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Clubhouses will kick-off the new school year and celebrate their great future with a special meal delivery from Olive Garden. The two Manhattan Olive Gardens will deliver pasta, salad and bread sticks to serve 230 kids at the Clubs. Educational Alliance’s Clubhouses joins more than 700 Clubs nationwide who are partnered with local Olive Garden restaurants and will receive the afterschool pasta meal delivery for their youth members on Sept. 22.
The special delivery is part of a national partnership between Olive Garden and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), to kick off Olive Garden’s annual Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion. In addition to the special meal, Olive Garden is inviting guests to round up their checks to the nearest dollar and make a donation to support Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the seven-week Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion (Sept 22-Nov 9).
This partnership is part of Olive Garden’s ongoing commitment to serve its local communities and is in support of BGCA’s mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Monday, Sept. 22 @ 4 p.m.
197 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002
P.S. 64, 600 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009
Boys & Girls Club kids and staff greeting Olive Garden team members
Boys & Girls Club kids interacting with Olive Garden team members as they’re served the special afterschool pasta meal
CONTACT: Joe Tarver, Communications Director, Educational Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
About Educational Alliance
Educational Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services to 50,000 New Yorkers annually through dozens of programs at 18 locations in Lower Manhattan. We are a Jewish-founded organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Since its founding in 1889, Educational Alliance has helped more than 4,000,000 New Yorkers build better lives through education, arts, recreation, and social services. Learn more at http://edalliance.org and https://www.facebook.com/edalliance
About Olive Garden
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), which owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate approximately $6.3 billion in annual sales. Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, visit www.olivegarden.com. Connect with us at Facebook.com/OliveGarden, Twitter.com/OliveGarden & Instagram.com/OfficialOliveGarden.