GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - On Saturday, people all over the country will be helping their communities for "Make A Difference Day", one of the largest annual single days of service in the country.
There are tons of events happening across the state including a fundraiser put on by Applebee's in Michigan. They're raising money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In an effort to make strides in improving the lives of those living with these illnesses, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and its Michigan Applebee’s restaurants will host a one-day, statewide charity challenge on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of Make a Difference Day with the proceeds from the event benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan, JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Guests will be able to add a monetary donation to the charity, or charities, of their choice to their bill at each of the 66 Applebee’s restaurants. In exchange for a donation of at least $5, guests will receive a free dessert or appetizer of their choice from a select menu, as well as a special coupon that they can put toward their next Applebee’s visit. TSFR will also provide an additional $5,000 donation to the charity that raises the most, with the remaining charities receiving a matching donation up to $2,500.
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