by Mitch Levine
Good Samaritan Project is Kansas City’s longest standing HIV/AIDS service organization. Last year they celebrated 30 years of service for our community and continue to provide testing, case management and education throughout our city.
Dining Out For Life (DOFL) has been GSP’s fundraiser for the past five years. Dining Out For Life International licenses with HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the United States and Canada to host this event. It’s a unique event because it not only supports a local organization, but also represents local restaurants.
This year, DOFL will have more than 20 local restaurants covering the Greater Kansas City area. They cover the range from white linen to casual dining, Plaza/Midtown to Johnson County, Italian to Mexican—and everything in between.
Each restaurant has agreed to give DOFL (which all goes directly to GSP locally) 25 percent or more of their sales on Oct. 6. In exchange, we market their restaurants through our social media platforms, provide an ambassador to each restaurant to represent DOFL and GSP, and host larger group gatherings that day from our connections within the community.
The restaurants like DOFL because it brings in traffic and promotes their services with a simple formula of return for the fundraiser. The public likes DOFL because all they have to do is go eat at one of the restaurants to support an important local organization.
There is no need to buy tickets or sit through long speeches— that’s why our tag line “Good food. Good cause. Good Samaritan” sums it up so nicely.
The event’s Facebook page, Dining Out For LIfe Kansas City, will continue to be updated with information about the event and our restaurants.
For more details, visit gsp-kc.org.