Chili’s restaurants donating 10 percent of Tuesday’s checks to OneOrlando

Screen shot 2016-06-20 at 2.18.45 PM

Every Chili’s Bar & Grill restaurant across the country will donate 10 percent of the total of every check on Tuesday, June 21, to the OneOrlando Fund, the fund established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to provide support to the victims of the June 12 shooting at Pulse nightclub and their families.

“All you have to do is go to Chili’s and when you order your food, tell your server, ‘We’re here to support Orlando,'” said Renee Ford, catering manager for Chili’s Casa Linda, 246 Casa Linda Plaza in Dallas. “We are all very honored and proud to support the LGBT community, especially during this time of grief.”

The offer covers all food and alcohol sales, whether it’s dine-in, carry out or catering, from the time the restaurants open on Tuesday til the time they close, Ford said. “Just be sure to tell them you’re there for Orlando.”

—  Tammye Nash

AIN announces 3 benefits over next 2 weeks

AIDS Interfaith Network announced three events in two weeks to benefit homeless and low-income clients of the agency.

“We really do have opportunities for everyone to support AIN,” writes Travis Gasper, AIN’s director of development. “From trying your hand with lady luck, to simply going out to dinner, you can impact someone’s life and support AIN. Every dollar makes a difference!”

Among the services AIN provides are transportation, adult day care, meals, pastoral services and translation.

The upcoming fundraising events are:

• Chili’s Give Back Day, Thursday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, 3230 Knox St. in Dallas: Enjoy lunch, dinner, take-out or catering from Chili’s, and a portion of all sales go back to AIN. AIN Ambassadors will be at the restaurant all day; just stop by get a flier to present to your server. Let Chili’s do the cooking, and support AIN at the same time. Call 214-801-8006 for catering info.

• Charity Poker Tournament, Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. at the Brick, 2525 Wycliff Ave.: Feeling lucky? Play Texas Hold ’em Poker in our monthly tournament, in partnership with Pocket Rockets Dallas and the Dallas Bears. You don’t have to be a card shark to try your luck. Free to join, with great raffle prizes and drink specials all afternoon. Click here for more information.

• Making One Meal Matter, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6–9 p.m. at Bread Winners in Uptown, 3301 McKinney Ave.: Dine out and make a difference! Bread Winners will donate 20 percent of your bill (including beverages!) back to AIN. An easy way to fill up and do good. Call 214-754-4940 for reservations.

—  David Taffet