American Red Cross Teams Up With Restaurant.Com: Partnership Will Support Local Restaurants and Help Save Lives During National Dine Out Week
The American Red Cross today announced a promotional partnership with Restaurant.com, the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide. National Dine Out Week, founded to celebrate dining out, dining local and helping to save lives, is on now through April 29. All presenting donors at participating blood drives will receive a $25 gift card to Restaurant.com. When the gift cards are redeemed on the website, Restaurant.com will make an additional financial gift to the Red Cross.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of National Dine Out Week, Restaurant.com’s first holiday, dedicated to supporting our own partner restaurants while helping the Red Cross save lives,” said Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn. “We hope to fill nearly 200,000 restaurant tables in local communities nationwide as a result of the efforts of National Dine Out Week.”
In an effort to fill tables and support local restaurants across the country, Restaurant.com will also make a donation to the Red Cross every time consumers:
- Purchase a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate for use at a neighborhood favorite
- Visit a local restaurant and share their dining experience during National Dine Out Week with Restaurant.com
- Share National Dine Out Week with friends on Facebook
- Tweet about local dining plans during National Dine Out Week using #DineLocal
- Text DINELOCAL to 78166
“We’re honored to team up with Restaurant.com for this generous cause,” said Jan Hale, Communications Director, American Red Cross South Central Division. “We admire Restaurant.com’s mission to support local restaurants, while helping the Red Cross reach its goal of helping to save lives in our community”
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies approximately 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Restaurant.com is the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide. The company offers the best deal on every meal at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with nearly 50,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com has helped customers save more than $2 billion since the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based company was founded in 1999. For more information, visit Restaurant.com.