I signed up for a daily Google Alert on the phrase “TABLE FOR TWO.”  The obvious goal is to track any news about our organization, but there is invariably quite a lot of noise, most often about someone’s personal experience at a restaurant.

Sometimes this daily email would unearth some unexpected things, like a new brand of beer called “Table for Two.”  Unfortunately only a small amount was produced, and by the time I called it had already been sold out.  We plan on placing an order when the next batch is brewed…

The last 1-2 weeks I’ve seen a spike in hits in the lead-up to Valentine’s.  If you are planning on going out but STILL haven’t made a reservation, go through GoodDining and select us as the nonprofit recipient, and up to 6% of the check will be donated (no additional cost to you)!

Acumen Fund and others also got together last year to re-invent this day of romantic dinners, chocolates and flowers, calling it “Generosity Day.”  The goal is to take time and do something nice to those around you.   Here are some of their suggestions:

  • Leave a $5 tip on a $2 cup of coffee.
  • Go out of your way to do something nice for a friend, family member, or colleague.
  • Introduce yourself to someone you see every day but have never spoken to.
  • Pledge to spend at least an hour helping someone with something you’re really good at.

Click here for more details.

Happy Valentine’s!


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