Dining Out For Life Chicago 2019 - Eat, Drink, Give
EAT. DRINK. GIVE.
Save the date for Thursday, April 25, 2019! 
 
Dining Out For Life is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV. Spanning dozens of cities, the event involves countless dining patrons thousands of participating restaurants, hundreds of hard-working volunteers, and generous sponsors. Here in Chicago, TPAN is the proud beneficiary and producer of our metropolitan area wide Dining Out for Life Chicago experience this April 25th
 
For one night, TPAN will invite thousands of supporters—including LGBT advocates, HIV care and service supporters and allies—to simply dine out in order to help us deliver lifesaving care and services to the thousands of people who rely on TPAN for support. As a restaurant-goer, you can make a difference in our community by simply doing what you love - dining out with friends! This year's Dining Out For Life Chicago will build upon our 2018 success, which had more than 60 restaurants and bars (check them out here!). We invite food-lovers, friends, and restaurant folks across our great city to be a part of this unique event. Check out this list of of our current 2019 restaurants. Be sure to check in often as we add new restaurants each week, or you can contact us and nominate your favorite dining spot!

Check out our cover ad in the January issue of Positively Aware magazine!

Become a Dining Out For Life Restaurant!

you are a click away from becoming Dining Out For Life Chicago Restaurant

Restaurant, diners and food establishments are the heart of Dining Out For Life! If you would like your establishment to be involved, here's how!

Chicago restaurant owners know that cause-conscious patrons are drawn to dining experiences with purpose. Last year, Dining Out For Life Chicago drew thousands patrons through a city-wide advertising campaign and a team of volunteer Ambassadors. Don’t miss your chance to get involved and join a prestigious network of like-minded restaurateurs! Dining Out For Life restaurants agree to donate a predetermined amount or a percentage of sales from Thursday, April 25th to benefit TPAN’s mission.
 

Our goal is to drive new diners to your restaurant on April 25!

Your restaurant's name and contact information will become a part of national and Chicago-area campaigns. A broad community of people who support HIV and LGBT-focused mission work will be invited to dine at your establishment on April 25th. We want to celebrate your restaurant to let all everyone know that you are part of Dining Out For Life Chicago! 

During the months leading up to April 25, TPAN will include your restaurant in:

  1. An email campaign to 14,000 subscribers in the Chicago metro-area
  2. A targeted local TV digital and print media outreach campaign, including in our well-known magazine, Positively Aware.
  3. Promote your restaurant on the Dining Out For Life Chicago social media network.
Your team members (servers, managers and other restaurant personnel) will be trained how to help recognize the event among your customers. On event night a TPAN volunteer Ambassador will be onsite at your restaurant to help thank your diners, share event information, share information about TPAN’s impact, answer questions, and as appropriate, invite contributions from patrons who wish to support TPAN's mission.
 
After the event, restaurants make a donation to TPAN based on sales for the evening or a predetermined amount.
 

Volunteer!

Dining Out For Life Ambassadors
The Dining Out For Life Ambassador Program is an excellent way to get involved in sharing TPAN's mission and message. If you like interacting and talking with people, this is for you! Each Ambassador is assigned to a local participating restaurant to represent TPAN on April 25th. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to be ready for event night. Every Ambassador receives easy, fun, and inspiring training from our TPAN team to help make the event and its mission a success.
 

As an ambassador you will:

  1. Welcome diners
  2. Inform guests that they are supporting TPAN’s mission just by dining out
  3. Distribute Dining Out For Life materials and invite donations
  4. Encourage your friends, co-workers and family members to come to your assigned restaurant on April 25th!
Serving as a Dining Out For Life Ambassador is a fun and easy way to support TPAN’s mission and clients!
 
 
Dining Out For Life Hosts
Do you love dining out?
 
Why not make what you enjoy an act a force for life-changing care and services right here in Chicago!  
 
Being a Host for Dining Out For Life is a fun and easy way to be part of the experience. Through the simple act of dining out with your family and friends (and colleagues, neighbors, clients, or any family of choice!), you help advance the lifesaving work of TPAN!
 
Hosts commit to do two things:
 
  1. Dine out on April 25th (easy!) after selecting a participating restaurant and organizing a group (or groups) of people to join you
  2. Share Dining Out For Life event information on your social media and in among your networks
That’s all you have to do to support TPAN!
 
Click above to sign up as a Host today!

Check Out Last Year's Sites & Participants!

Click image to browse each restaurant.

Make a Direct Donation

Dining Out For Life is made possible by the generous support of:
TPAN Subaru of America
Not in the Chicago area? Check out national Dining Out For Life to find a city nearest you!

Don't forget to follow Dining Out For Life Chicago on social media!

    

Have questions? Contact Andrew Miller, Events Manager, at a.miller@tpan.com
or (773) 989-9400 ext 264