Community can dine and donate

Published 4:25 pm Friday, March 30, 2012

Imagine ordering a meal, eating that meal and then paying for that meal. Now imagine that a portion of the check will go to a nonprofit.

That will be the case for those who dine at Ruby Tuesday April 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21 thanks to the restaurant’s GiveBack Program.

Ruby Tuesday has teamed up with non-profit organizations to help raise money across the country including Greenville.

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For three weekends in April, community members can eat at Ruby Tuesday and 20 percent of the price for their meal will be given to the Butler County Humane Society.

“Restaurant managers Kim Dixon and Melvin Clark told our Butler County Humane Society volunteers about the company’s GiveBack program when the Humane Society was preparing for Dogutante Ball,” Humane Society volunteer Annie Crenshaw said. “We are the first local nonprofit group to participate in this program and we’re delighted that Ruby Tuesday is giving us this opportunity to raise money for animals.”

Those interested in dining will need to bring the Dine & Donate flyer to the restaurant and present it to the server to make the donation. The flyer can be picked up at the Shell Depot gas station, from Kimberly or Tom Matthews, the Greenville Butler County Public Library bulletin board, the Clay Hill Animals Clinic, the Humane Society’s Hidden Treasurers booth or by contacting Crenshaw at 334-382-6959 or

“You can pick up just one flyer if you want and photocopy it to give your neighbors and friends,” Crenshaw said. “The more people who dine at Ruby Tuesday on Dine & Donate dates, the more pets we can help.”

Crenshaw hopes to raise more than $1,500 for the spay/neuter and rescue programs.

“Now that warm weather is here, unwanted puppy and kitten litters are born all over the county and we want to help every animal, and the owners, that we can,” Crenshaw said. “It’s a great opportunity to have a fun meal out while helping our county’s four-legged friends.”