Dining cards benefit shelter animals

MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hoping the community is hungry is holiday season. The shelter is relying on sales of their 2016 Dining Cards to raise significant funds to support their mission to safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need.
Homeward Bound development director Hannah Manley says the Dining Card program is one of the shelter’s best fundraising efforts of the year. “The Dining Cards cost next to nothing to produce and we benefit from 100 percent of the sales thanks to our generous network of participating restaurants who believe in what we do.”
Individuals may purchase a lunch card for $50 or a dinner card for $100. Each card includes 15 participating restaurants. The cardholder purchases an entrée and receives another entrée of equal or lesser value free. The card may be used once at each restaurant during the year.
Manley adds, “The Dining Cards are a win all the way around. It allows the community to stretch their entertainment budget and support local businesses, the restaurants see some new faces, and Homeward Bound raises funds that enable us to continue caring for the animals in Addison County (and beyond) that need us most.”
Dining Cards are available online through Homeward Bound’s website, www.homewardboundanimals.org, and at the shelter, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury. The shelter is open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

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