SAINT AUGUSTINE – Let your appetite do the giving while you support the St. Augustine Humane Society by dining at the local Columbia Restaurant during the month of September. When the Humane Society is selected as a recipient, the restaurant will donate five percent of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks to the charitable organization in the form of gift certificates to the Humane Society. The process is for lunch and dinner customers to put a check mark next to the name of the non-profit which will be listed on a ballot provided by the restaurant. The promotion is available at the St. Augustine location, 98 St. George Street and at any of the Columbia locations in Florida. Visit the website at www.ColumbiaRestaurant.com.
According to Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Executive Director, the gift certificate program continues to help the non-profit recognize a variety of supporters including the top fundraisers who participate in the Pin Up Paws Photo Contest at www.pinuppaws.com. The Columbia Restaurant serves as a major sponsor of the calendar effort along with Clear Channel Outdoor which donated a billboard campaign to promote the fundraiser. “Since 2011, we are very proud to be selected as a local participant in the Community Harvest program,” said Smith. “The restaurant and its patrons show their generous support by helping to prevent the needless relinquishment of pets to shelters through our charity services and low-cost spay neuter programs,” she said.