Chick Fil-A is one classy organization.
For the last 3 years they have allowed the OK200 group to invite our OK200 community to their restaurant in Paradise Pointe, (on Mills Civic), for a night of food, fun and sharing our mission. They give us a percentage of the receipts we collect from our friends as a donation. In return, we FLOOD their establishment with red shirts and lots of hungry people.
April 20th was no different, in fact, it was our biggest turn out we’ve had yet. Talking with the manager, they were slammed from 4:45pm till a little before 8pm. We were able to advocate our OK200 cause with those whom have not heard of us and promote the issues of human tracking to our local community who, (like us at one time), don’t even know this problem exists right here is Des Moines. These “spirit nights” promote opportunities to add riders, extra volunteers and to make new friends for the future. One of the more rewarding aspects of the evening was watching the kids of OK200 having a blast while serving dinner to the patrons. They refilled drinks, cleaned tables and helped with the “Spin to Win Wheel”. We are thankful for these little souls and their eagerness to jump in and help.
The night was a success, we ended up collecting enough receipts to amass over $550.00 in donations. So when you’re out and about and feeling hungry, please consider Chick Fil-A for lunch or dinner. Their team is amazing and so gracious. I can’t tell you how accommodating they have been to us over the years.
Here are some photos from that night, enjoy…