**Giveaway closed! Congratulations to Janice, comment #2!**
I recently read a post by local blogger Beth of Eat. Drink. Smile. [read it here] featuring a great program that gives back, right here in Nashville, TN. I knew I wanted to be involved pretty much instantly once I learned that the program would be benefitting a great program called Room In The Inn.
As an undergraduate student at Peabody College I spent a lot of time volunteering and on quite a few evenings could be found at St. Augustine’s Chapel cooking up a warm meal with friends to be served to the folks benefitting from Room In The Inn’s services. Room In The Inn has been serving the homeless of Nashville for almost 30 years. If you aren’t going to be in town to participate in the StreetSmart program, I highly recommend you connect with the staff and get plugged in to volunteer in 2013. Nothing compares to the feeling of being able to make a positive difference in someone’s life. I promise.
photo from Room In The Inn
Now, about StreetSmart. Essentially, all you have to do is eat out at one of the many participating Nashville restaurants and at the end of the meal, make sure to let the dining staff know you’d like to add $1.00 to your bill for StreetSmart’s program, benefiting Room In The Inn. How easy is that?!
To help spread the word and share the love, I’ve been offered two Climb Nashville passes [a $78.00 value] to give to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is leave a comment below, after reading about StreetSmart here, letting me know what your favorite restaurant or food truck from the participating restaurant roster is.
For more [optional] entries in the Climb Nashville passes giveaway:
* Like Room In The Inn on Facebook and leave a separate comment below letting me know you’ve done so.
* Follow Room In The Inn on Twitter and tweet the following : “Give back while dining out for the holidays. Win @climbnashville passes from @sweetbetweens and @roomintheinn! http://sweetbetweens.com/2012/12/17/streetsmart/”. Leave a separate comment below when you’ve done so.
Giveaway closes on Wednesday December 19th at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. At that time I will contact the winner via email. If I don’t hear back within 24 hours, I will choose another. Once the winner has been confirmed, I will share the news by updating this blog post + via twitter.
Go out, enjoy some great local food with your friends and family this holiday season [the StreetSmart promotion ends December 31st] and give back.