I know that more people would be more charitable and give more time to philanthropic endeavors if they had more time, but with work, children, and other family obligations it can be hard. Luckily, there’s a way to give back that’s as easy as filling your stomach. With the New Year comes exciting new charitable initiatives organized by DMK Restaurants. Fish Bar Chicago’s annual Friends of Fish program and DMK Burger Bar’s 365 Days of Giving calendar are back and better than ever! The Chicago restaurant group has also launched 365 Days of Giving at County Barbeque to further its charitable efforts.
DMK Burger Bar’s (Multiple Locations) 365 Days of Giving program is back for 2014, teaming up with a different local non-profit organization every month to help raise funds and educate on their behalf. Each month, a charity in one of four different areas – hunger, wellness, children or the earth – are chosen. The 2014 efforts kick off in support of DMK Burger Bar’s neighborhood CPS Magnet Cluster School, The Nettelhorst School. The burger spot will offer a special Gingerbread Milkshake for $5 from January 22 through 28, with all proceeds benefitting the school.
The full calendar of charities for 2014 is as follows:
- January 2014: The Nettelhorst School
- February 2014: Open Heart Magic
- March 2014: Alzheimer’s Association
- April 2014: Chicago Gateway Green
- May 2014: A Special Wish
- June 2014: Bears Care
- July 2014: Share Our Strength
- August 2014: Common Threads
- September 2014: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- October 2014: Elyssa’s Mission
- November 2014: Lakeview Pantry
- December 2014: Rock for Kids
With each charity organization comes a new event and food or drink specials. For more information about DMK Burger Bar’s 365 Days of Giving, please visit www.dmkburgerbar.com.
2956 N. Sheffield
Fish Bar Chicago, part of DMK Restaurants, is proud to announce the launch of its 2014 charitable program – Friends of Fish. During this charitable initiative, the Lakeview seafood spot teams up with a non-profit organization whose efforts focus on sustainable fishing, farming and the aquatic environment. The Friends of Fish agenda, which begins with Shedd Aquarium for the first quarter, will boast a variety of efforts including donations, raffles, events, food and drink specials, and more.
Shedd Aquarium is dedicated to raising awareness about threats to the Great Lakes ecosystems and inspiring guests to make a difference – in their backyards and across the basin. To continue its mission, Shedd has chosen a “Fish of the Month” for the months of January, February and March, each highlighting a sustainable seafood choice that Fish Bar will offer as a special. The quarter one “Fish of the Month” specials are as follows:
January – Farmed Rainbow Trout
February – Dungeness Crab
March – Farmed Clams
In addition to the “Fish of the Month”, also in support of Shedd, $5 raffle tickets will be sold throughout the quarter for the chance to win a set of two passes to “Shedd Aquarium Feeding Tour: Behind the Scenes in Wild Reef.” Guests can experience mealtime with the sharks during a 50-minute guided exploration into how Shedd’s experts care for one of the aquarium’s most diverse and fascinating animal groups.
During quarter one, Fish Bar also brings back “Soup for the Soul,” where every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary soup will be shared outside of Fish Bar to passers-by, with suggested donations going to Shedd Aquarium.
For more information on Fish Bar’s Friends of Fish program, please call (773) 687-8177 or visit the website at www.fishbarchicago.com.
1352 W. Taylor St.
County Barbeque is proud to further contribute to the community with the 365 Days of Giving program that DMK Burger Bar started and has continued annually since opening in 2009. Starting this month, County BBQ will team up with a different local non-profit organization every month to help raise funds and educate on their behalf.
To kick off the program, County will be passing on 100% of the proceeds of a secret menu item to the Chicago Police Memorial Fund. The CPMF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes that provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
For more information and upcoming charities, please visit www.countybarbeque.com.