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Next Give Back Monday is February 3rd
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35 W. Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio
Give Back Mondays to help area organizations
By KEVIN LYNCH
Staff Writer MILLERSBURG — In the two years Karen and Dave Patterson have owned Hotel Millersburg, they have been impressed with the support they have received. The owners have admired the way the community gets behind various projects going on throughout the community.
In an effort to do their part as a thank you for the success they have enjoyed since coming to town, Hotel Millersburg is going to start Give Back Mondays.
The project is the brainchild of Community Liaison for the Hotel, James Nusbaum.
"I put together this program, which Dave and Karen have agreed to," Nusbaum said. "Karen and Dave have really been impressed with the welcoming spirit of the community. We have picked four organizations in the county to be partners with us on Give Back Mondays. What we’re doing is, each Monday of the month, from all of our meals, (breakfast, lunch and dinner), we will give 10 percent of our above the baseline sales for that given Monday to a particular organization.
"We have noticed in the area there are many fundraisers for all kinds of different projects," Nusbaum added. "But there should be some fundraising to meet the needs we have in this community."
The four organizations selected for the next year will be OneEighty (Aug. 5), the Darb Snyder Senior Center (Aug. 12), H15 Ministry Teen Center (Aug. 19) and the Church of God food pantry (Aug. 26).
"Every month we will put this on our Facebook page, as to what organizations will be the recipient for that particular Monday," Nusbaum said. "The organizations are asked to put it on their Facebook page or website to help advertise it through their own network. We want to have their brochures on hand, so if someone asks about a particular organization, we can hand them a brochure."
Tina Zickefoose of OneEighty says she was humbled and pleased to be selected as one of the partnering organizations of this project.
"I felt very honored and thankful that we were chosen as one of the organizations," Zickefoose said. "It’s exciting. I like the alliances. We’re all in it together. And we’re glad to be included."
She encourages everyone to get out and enjoy a meal at the Hotel Millersburg on Mondays, beginning in August.
Nusbaum says after the first year, the hotel and organizations will evaluate the program, figure out what is being done with the money, and decide if it is worth continuing on with the program.
He hopes to see other restaurants pick up on this idea and see if it can spread.
"I’d like to see other restaurants do the same type of thing with different organizations on different days," Nusbaum said.