“Entrees for Education” – a yummy way to support EFMC
Conchy Joe’s, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House and Stringers are offering their “Entrees for Education” program for the fifth year, partnering with The Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC) to adopt hard working teachers throughout the county.
EFMC’s Adopt-A-Class Program offers $100 adoptions that ensure teachers will not have to reach into their own pockets to fulfill their classroom needs.
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation also participates in the initiative.
Here’s how it works:
Between August 1-September 1, visit any of the three restaurants and purchase an entrée. You will receive a raffle ticket, upon which you write the name of a teacher, class or school to nominate them for a $100 “adoption.”
Every Friday morning during the nominating period, each of the restaurants will post the names of five winning entrants on its specific Facebook page. Each will receive $100, meaning that between, Conchy Joe’s, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, and Stringers, a total of $7,500 in local class adoptions will be provided.
Carly Ayres Frohlich, Digital Media Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer for Conchy Joe's Restaurant, Inc. explains how “Entrees for Education” came to be. “We knew we wanted to use our position as long-established restaurants in the community to attempt a new, fun and unique way to give back. Local residents come into our restaurants regularly, so why not use that privilege to get them involved and let them choose who receives the donation? Charity feels good, but sharing the joy and excitement of it with your whole community feels even better.”
“We are so fortunate that Conchy Joe’s and the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House have been longtime supporters of the EFMC and teachers in Martin County. Adding Stringers to the “Entrees for Education” program this year will provide teachers even more opportunities to receive classroom adoptions in support of local students. If you are looking for great meal and a way to give back, please consider visiting one of these local establishments to nominate your favorite teacher,” shares Lisa Rhodes, executive director of EFMC.
To learn more about Education Foundation of Martin County’s Adopt-A-Class program, visit www.educationfoundationmc.org.