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Char-Em United Way

Dine Out for ALICE Registration

Do you know ALICE? ALICE = Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE accounts for 26% of the households in our two counties. These families are making more than the poverty allowance, but less than a basic living income. You can support ALICE in our community by joining Dine Out for ALICE with Char-Em United Way.

Through Char-Em United Way and its agencies, your staff, and your patrons can help fellow residents with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, child care, quality preschool, and safety from domestic violence.

We, at United Way are asking for your support through donating a percentage of one business days’ gross sales (or donate a fixed dollar amount if you prefer).  You can choose your level of participation on the attached commitment form.

We ask that you select a day November 6th through the 19th. We will reserve the day of your choosing exclusively for your restaurant on a first come, first served basis. Our marketing will begin on Friday November 4, with a specific restaurant highlighted for their chosen day.  Please submit the form below or return a paper copy by Friday, November 4th.  To recieve a paper form, or if you have any questions about this exciting event, please call the Char-Em United Way office at 231-487-1006 or email us at

Thank you for your help in meeting the needs of our friends and neighbors.


Lorraine Manary, CEO

Join the following restaurants:

November 6: Buffalo Wild Wings, Petoskey

November 8: Vernales, Petoskey

November 9: Duffy's Garage and Grille, Petoskey

November 17: My Sister's Bake Shop, Petoskey

November 19: Red Mesa, Boyne City


Dine Out for ALICE Restaurant Registration Form


For those donating a flat amount, you may donate online with this link, or you may fill out the form below to send your donation. A minimum donation of $50 is required to particapte in the Dine Out for ALICE event. 

We will reserve the day of your choosing EXCLUSIVELY for you (on a first-come-first-serve basis). Please select your first and second choice(s) for dates in November below. We will market and promote your restuarant starting in early November. In return, we ask that you donate a percent of your proceeds from that day. We suggest at least 5%, but you can designate your donation amount below.

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