Interlakes Area United Way
December 8, 2020: Revamped gift card sales event raises funds for IAUW

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Twenty-one businesses in Lake, Miner and Moody County raised $1,711 for Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW) this fall. "Dine Out to Donate" was held October 1-31 and kicked off IAUW's 2021 campaign drive. 

The annual event was revamped this year to align with COVID-19 safety measures. Instead of a single-day promotion, IAUW sold gift cards to participating restaurants during the month of October. The businesses pledged to donate a portion of the total sales to IAUW.

Participating businesses are listed below. IAUW reported $4,630 in Dine Out to Donate sales, garnering the $1,711 donation. The money will be used in IAUW's general fund.

Thus far, nineteen agencies and programs located in and/or serving the three-county region have applied for United Way funding in 2021. IAUW awarded over $117,000 to 37 organizations in 2020.

This is the fourth year IAUW has hosted Dine Out to Donate.  Since 2017, the event has raised $9,200.

Thank you to the following businesses for your participation and support:

Animal's Bar & Grill in CanovaDairy Queen in MadisonPrime Time Tavern in Madison
BlueJays Bar & Grill in EganHillside Steakhouse on Lake MadisonSporty's Bar & Grill in Madison
Spot Drive-In in FlandreauMadison Golf & Country Club in MadisonStadium Sports Grill in Madison
Subway in FlandreauNicky's Restaurant & Lounge in MadisonSubway in Madison
Flandreau Bistro & Roasterie in FlandreauThe Office in MadisonSundog Coffee in Madison
2nd Street Diner in MadisonOne Stop in MadisonTaco John's in Madison
Classic Corner in MadisonPizza Ranch in Madison 

Pictured: Madison business owners Cam Shafer, left, and Delon Mork present a Dine Out to Donate Check to IAUW President Lori Gustaft. Shafer and Mork own Sporty's Bar & Grill and Dairy Queen, respectively.