On May 22nd 2012, the BTL Foundation held its first Restaurant Night Fundraiser at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Riverfront Wilmington. The event attracted many of our benefactors, friends and supporters. It was delightful to see our Board of Directors arrive with their families and close friends. Located along the beautiful Riverfront, Iron Hill is one of the many restaurants in and around Delaware that supports local nonprofits by giving a percentage of their earnings on a specific date. Their local handcrafted beer and fine food was a warm treat for the guests. Throughout the night, 20% of the food bill was donated to BTL Foundation when guests showed a coupon for the same.
BTL Foundation has been providing Holiday meals to people in need for the last 30 years during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Every year since 1981, during Thanksgiving, about 500 meals are prepared and distributed to needy families in and around Delaware. Out of the 500 meals, about 300 are served as Meals on Wheels to senior citizens in high-rise apartments with the support of hardworking volunteers. During the week of Thanksgiving, over a 100 Turkey baskets are assembled and distributed to the needy along with gently used clothes and winter garments. Again at Christmas and New Years every year, about 500 meals are sponsored by the BTL Foundation at different locations with the help of dedicated volunteers. Up until now, more than 47.000 meals along with 700 turkey baskets have been distributed to the needy and homeless since 1981.
The proceeds from the Dine in night on May 22, will be donated towards the Holiday meals program. The Foundation would like to offer thanks to everyone who attended the dinner night and made it a big success.
For more information about the BTL Foundation, please log onto www.btlfoundation.net.