The West Carmel Red Robin (9965 N. Michigan Road, redrobin.com) is hosting its second Indianapolis-area fundraiser for Cooking with the Troops (cwtt.org) on Thursday 28 June. The restaurant is donating ten percent of their proceeds for the day to the charity to help support U.S. and Allied troops, their families, and caregivers.
“It is a pleasure to once again help Cooking with the Troops,” says Shawn Kelly, general manager of the restaurant. “To help an Indiana-based charity that uses a culinary focus to help troops with everything from jobs to morale is a pleasure.”
The fundraiser will run from 11 am to 10 pm, and the afternoon may see a number of special events. Already confirmed is Baen Books (baen.com) , who has once again donated a limited number of free books including some by bestselling Indianapolis-area author Michael Z. Williamson (michaelzwilliamson.com). Mr Williamson will be on hand to sign his books personally between 2-4 pm. These will be given to those coming in and buying a meal in support of Cooking with the Troops.
“We can’t begin to thank Red Robin enough for this,” states C. Blake Powers, CEO of Cooking with the Troops. “Our growing relationship demonstrates not only their committment to our troops, but also how Hoosiers can work together to have a positive impact literally around the world. Events like this are crucial to not only raising the funds we need to operate, but in spreading the word to Hoosiers about the good things being done by both organizations.”
Well, if you would like to see your company name and/or logo displayed several stories tall above Times Square, then drop us a line at ceo at cwtt dot org. We are up to something, something very special for Veteran’s Day and it will be taking place in New York at Times Square. Can’t say much more right now, but do let us know if you are interested.
Know a company that would like to get multi-year display on a variety of platforms for less than the cost of a single television ad?
If so, we are now seeking sponsors for our Frontline Support program. This program has two fronts: efforts to help people on the homefront get needed items (especially tasty treats and nutritional supplements) to those on the front; and, reporting and activities on the frontline by members of Cooking with the Troops. The homefront side will see a new section of this website developed; recipes, tips, and tricks shared; and, we even hope to get some support parties organized to get lots of good things made and shipped. The frontline side will see at least one person go embed with the troops to report back, and — if permissions are obtained — even do a food event or two on the frontlines.
A sole sponsorship is available for less than the cost of a single network television ad (and even some local market ads), and major sponsors will have their logos and names on all videos produced, as well as links (and maybe more) on all posts. The videos will not only go up on YouTube, but will also be distributed by SOGMedia. Posts will go up on multiple sites. There is a bit more in work as well, but…
Here’s the video done to support this project by the excellent people at 3Media Partners: