Award-winning pizzeria A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza is hosting several fundraisers for the family of San Bernardino County sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who recently died in the line of duty.
One has already begun. Now through March 31, for every medium and extra large pizza purchased, $2 will be donated to MacKay’s family.
Also, 10 donated cases of MacKay’s favorite beer, Guinness Black Lager, are being sold at $3 per bottle. All sales will go to MacKay’s family.
From 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday (March 2), the restaurant is hosting a spaghetti dinner.
California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a fundraiser this week for the families of two Inland Empire officers — Riverside Police Department’s Officer Michael Crain and San Bernardino County sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay — that were recently killed in the line of duty.
The chain is will donate 20% of guests’ checks to the Riverside Police Officers’ Association and the Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team on behalf of their families when this flier is presented.
The fundraiser is happening today (February 25) through Thursday (February 28) at all California CPK locations.
The flier is accepted during all business hours on both dine-in and take-out orders, catering and curbside service. It’s even good on alcoholic beverages, so if you want to raise a glass, you can, and help support the cause at the same time.
Inland Empire CPK locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Riverside, Temecula, Palm Springs and Palm Desert.
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again!
If none of your co-workers or family members have girls in the Girl Scouts, you might find it a little tricky to track down Girl Scout Cookies.
Not if you have a smartphone.
There are a pair of apps — each available for iOS and Android — that allow you to search and find Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area.
One, from Kellogg’s, does a reasonable job of letting you know where the sales are by date and location.
The other, from the Girl Scouts themselves, is a little more robust.
Food trucks! Food trucks! Sis boom bah!
Or something like that.
The latest food truck fundraiser takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday (February 9) at Redlands High School, 840 E. Citrus Ave.
Admission is only $5 (kids four and under are admitted free), and proceeds benefit the school’s Spirit Leaders.
The event, organized by our friends from I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks, will take place on the school’s outdoor basketball courts at the southeast corner of the campus.
In addition to the food trucks (including the I.E.’s very own Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza), local favorites à la minute and Augie’s Coffee House also will be serving.
For more information, click here.
Click over the jump to see the full lineup.
Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Diabetics, I suppose, and even most of them probably love chocolate, even if they’re not supposed to eat it.
If you love chocolate, good food and supporting a worthy cause, tickets are available now for the 19th annual Chocolate Fantasy.
The event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Comatose Rancho Cucamonga High School student Matt Lipp will get some support from Chili’s Grill & Bar on Tuesday (January 22).
The restaurant’s Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Diamond Bar and Corona locations will donate 15% of sales that day to Matt’s family for his healthcare costs when you present the flier at right.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Matt, who had no prior major healthcare issues, suffered a seizure January 4 and has been hospitalized ever since.
Click here to read more about Matt.
It’s been a while since the Claremont High School Music Boosters held its first food truck fundraiser, but they’re going it again.
The latest Food Truck Mania will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. (at Scripps Drive), Claremont.
It is a free event.
A portion of the proceeds of food sales will benefit CHS Music Booster programs.
A good variety of trucks are scheduled for the event, including our pals from the Rancho Cucamonga-based Suite 106 Cupcakery. Click over the jump for a list.
Wanna hang out, drink great craft beer, stuff your face and support a great cause?
Then mark your calendar for Saturday (January 12).
That’s when Chino Valley Brewery will host a fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers, a group that aims to teach life skills to urban youth through outdoor wilderness expeditions.
The brewery will have food for sale, plus giveaways and opportunity drawings to help support the organization.
The event will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 1630 E. Francis St., Unit J, Ontario.
Who’s ready for free pancakes?
Apparently Kiss’ Gene Simmons is.
He’s just one celebrity who’s helping promote IHOP’s National Pancake Day, which this year takes place on Tuesday, February 5.
Several stars from far-flung corners of the entertainment world have lined up to film promos for the fundraiser, which benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
IHOP is setting the bar high again for this year’s fundraising campaign, hoping to raise another $3 million for the organization, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The chain raised over $3 million last year and over $10 million since starting the campaign in 2006.
The concept is simple. Just show up at your favorite local IHOP between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on February 5, get a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes and leave a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Leading up to National Pancake Day, IHOP guests can purchase $1 or $5 “Miracle Balloons,” which also support the organization. The $5 balloons have a $5 coupon which can be redeemed on a future visit.
Head over the jump to take a gander at the videos.
Congratulations to Baker’s Drive-Thru and to you for raising $234,344 in this year’s Safe Halloween campaign!
That’s a lot of coupon books!
The Inland Empire-based Baker’s had hoped to bring its total over the last 24 years of fundraising for Easter Seals Southern California to over $3 million this year, and it did — with a grand total of $3,072,894 raised since the campaign’s inception in 1989.
Proceeds from the Safe Halloween campaign help Easter Seals provide essential services for children and adults with autism and other disabilities, including job training and employment opportunities, pre-school and after-school services, independent living options that keep people in their own homes instead of institutions and services that help adults learn daily living and social skills.
Thank you Baker’s for all the support you’ve given to Easter Seals!