Make It Better Restaurant Week is Giving Back

Make It Better Restaurant Week is coming!

We’re launching our own event this year, but we’ve put a new spin on it. Make It Better has always been about giving back to the community we love. We’ve partnered with your favorite restaurants to combine philanthropic giving with special restaurant deals!

During Make It Better’s first annual Restaurant Week (February 17-24, 2014), it’s easy to participate.

Click here to print a coupon and support the nonprofit of your choice here.

Bring it in to one of our participating restaurant partners. You’ll get a special deal, and a deserving nonprofit will get $5.

All you need to do is subscribe (for free!) to our biweekly Better Letter by writing your email address on the coupon, and you will save some dough while helping to raise money for a very worthy organization. Our nonprofits partners include:

Family Action Network (FAN)

FAN creates a free, high-quality speaker series each academic year on topics relevant to the development of youth ages 3 to 20. Upcoming speakers include Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone of the Harvard Negotiation Project; Ishmael Beah, author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier;” and Alice Waters, owner of renowned California restaurant Chez Panisse. (Partnered with Café Aroma, Winnetka)

Evanston Township High School

Evanston Township High School (ETHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves the city of Evanston and a small portion of Skokie. Embracing its diversity, ETHS dedicates itself to educating all students to their fullest potential. (Partnered with Pete Miller’s, Evanston)

LUNGevity/Breathe Deep North Shore

The LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments. Each year, LUNGevity hosts Breathe Deep North Shore, a 5K Fun Run, 2.5/1.5-mile Walk and Balloon Launch, to raise critical funds for lung cancer research. (Partnered with Bluegrass, Highland Park)

New Trier High School Booster Club, Fine Arts Association, Foundation & Parent Association

New Trier High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves the suburbs of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield. Its organizations include an educational foundation to strengthen curriculum and active learning; a fine arts association supporting the student experience in visual arts, music, dance and theater; and a booster club committed to promoting school spirit, healthy competition and collegiality among students. (Partnered with Convito Café and Market, Wilmette; and 153 Akira, Wilmette)

Youth Connection

Youth Connection provides a welcoming, supportive atmosphere at a variety of after-school clubs for Wilmette youth in grades 5 to 8. By sponsoring social gatherings where adolescents can have fun in a respectful, positive atmosphere, Youth Connection provides enriching and affirming activities for young people. (Partnered with Depot Nuevo, Wilmette)

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.)

Y.O.U. is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of youth and their families in the community. Through engagement and support, Y.O.U. ensures youth are able to sustain their success by working with parents and community leaders. (Partnered with Three Tarts Bakery and Café, Northfield; and Hewn Bakery, Evanston)