Need an excuse to try that tasty new restaurant in Indianapolis downtown that you’ve been eyeing? Feel bad spending money in this havoc wrought economy? Well here is the perfect excuse. Dining Out For Life hits Indianapolis restaurants Thursday April 29, portions of proceeds support the Damien Center and hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS. Restaurants and bars in Indianapolis join forces to help out a noble cause, donating between 25 and 50 percent of your total tab to this noted Indianapolis charity. Do your part to support HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment and get a great meal to boot.
“Making a difference is as easy as going out to eat!” Amazing Indianapolis restaurants team up for Dining Out For Life. They will donate a portion of your food bill on April 29 to pay for local services in the Fight Against AIDS. Their generosity coupled with your independent donations can make a real difference in the lives of Indianapolis people suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Now in its sixteenth year in the Circle City, Dining Out For Life has proven itself a successful and valuable cause, which Hoosier eagerly participate in each year. Just one day after Elton John’s Benefit Concert in memory of Ryan White’s Life and Legacy, HIV and AIDS awareness should hit a two day peak. With both of these noble Indianapolis events working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people with HIV or AIDS, you can feel good filling your belly with gourmet food.
Though Dining Out For Life is a national campaign, it supports local charities doing real immediate work for real residents. You can feel good knowing that your money is going toward the treatment of a fellow resident of Indianapolis. This year’s beneficiary is the Damien Center in Indianapolis downtown. This important institution empowers people living with HIV and AIDS in central Indiana by helping them to move forward with dignity each day. It is also extremely proactive in the fight against further spread of HIV/AIDS.
Established in 1987 in response to the growing AIDS crisis in Indianapolis health, the Damien Center has grown to be largest AIDS Service Organization in Indiana. In addition to helping to treat those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, it also provides the Indianapolis community with educational programs, advocacy and research opportunities. The Damien Center works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through HIV testing, prevention counseling, education and advocacy.
The Damien Center’s core program components include: care coordination, mental health and substance abuse services, housing assistance program, direct emergency financial assistance, prevention and testing services and food assistance programs. But more important than the programs they provide, the Damien Center is rooted in a belief in the dignity and worth of every person who seeks their services. On their website, they explain their mission, “We strive to be a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives.”
Your participation in the Dining Out For Life event in Indianapolis is only a small token of appreciation for the tireless work the Damien Center does in the Indianapolis community. Choose from any of the restaurants listed below for a delicious meal on Thursday, April 29 that will not only feed your stomach but also your soul.
Dining Out For Life Participating Restaurants
- 120 West Market Fresh Grill
- A2Z Italian Cafe
- Adobo Grill
- Agio’s Italian Restaurant
- Amici’s Italian Restaurant
- Arni’s Restaurant Northside
- Athens on 86th
- Bazbeaux Pizza, Broad Ripple, Mass Ave and Carmel, Indiana
- Blu Martini
- Broad Ripple Brewpub
- Brugge Brasserie
- Creation Cafe
- Dunkin Donuts
- El Meson Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
- Forty Five Degrees
- Greek Island Restaurant
- Hellas Cafe Authentic Greek Cuisine
- Henry’s on East
- Hoaglin To Go at the Stardust Cafe
- Hoaglin To Go Cafe and Marketplace
- The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe
- Mass Ave Pub
- Metro Restaurant and Nightclub
- Pearl Bistro
- Petite Chou by Patachou Clay Terrace
- Petite Chou by Patachou in Broad Ripple
- The Pita Pit
- Puccini’s Pizza and Pasta Dean
- R Bistro
- Ralph’s Great Divide
- Santorini Greek Kitchen
- Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis Downtown and on the Northside
- Slippery Noodle Inn
- The Taste of Tango
- Varsity Lounge
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Dining Out For Life
Thursday, April 29