"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Helen Keller
Restaurateurs, and the foodservice industry as a whole, consistently participate in philanthropic causes that benefit their communities on the local, state and national levels. Whether it's the good-natured heart of a restaurateur that drives this or compassion for one's community, whenever a community challenge presents itself, foodservice professionals are often among the first to get involved.
The Ohio Restaurant Association and its members support many philanthropic causes.
Round It Up America®
Round It Up America® is a simple program that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. This consumer-driven giving program provides an opportunity for guests to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar amount, thereby allowing for small and potentially frequent giving. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful.
The funds generated through the program are directed to local non-profit agencies, such a food banks, homeless shelters, crisis relief centers and services that protect the welfare of children and older adults living in our communities. Ninety-five percent of funds raised by Round It Up America directly benefit the communities in which the participating restaurants are located.
The ORA, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, the Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, Marcella's and Molly Woo's Asian Bistro are proud partners in Round It Up America.
The following mission partners, or participating restaurants, are located in Ohio and are working with Round It Up America to help local, state and national charitable organizations:
For additional information on how the Rusty Bucket is involved in the program, visit its website. For additional information on how the Cap City Fine Diner and Bar is involved in the program, visit its website. For additional information on how Marcella's is involved in the program, visit its website. For additional information on
how Molly Woo's Asian Bistro is involved in the program, visit its website.
To learn more about the program or to get involved as a mission partner, contact ORA Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships..