SAINT AUGUSTINE – Let your appetite do the giving while you support the newly expanded St. Augustine Humane Society by dining at Columbia Restaurant during the month of September. When the local 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. 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 Columbia locations in Florida. Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For more information, 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 participated in this year’s key campaign with the
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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. “We are very proud to be selected as a local participant in the Community Harvest program for nine years,” 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.
The Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest has donated more than $212,000 to more than 100 local non-profit organizations throughout Florida from the 2019 Community Harvest. Since the program began in 1998, the Columbia has given more than $2.6 million. For more information, contact Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Executive Director at (904) 829-2737. Visit the website at www.staugustinehumanesociety.org.