Sunday, October 9, 2011

UNO Fundraiser

We have arranged for a fundraiser to be held at UNO Chicago Grill on Route 3 in Clifton on Thursday, November 10. Here's how this event will work (kindly read the full message for how you can help):

We will be handing out fliers that look like “tickets” (designed courtesy of UNO; go to the .pdf and select download or print under the file menu). Anyone who eats at UNO OR who orders and picks up takeout from UNO on November 10 (any time of day) must hand in this ticket to their server for us to receive credit. UNO will then donate a portion of their total ticket-related receipts to our group.

Unlike many restaurants in the area who donate 10% of their receipts, Uno will donate either 15% (if sales are $1 to $999.99) or 20% (if sales are > $1000). So, the more people we get to eat at UNO that day and hand in a ticket for us, the more the restaurant will donate. There is no extra cost or contribution from anyone eating at Uno that day other than paying for their food at everyday UNO prices. We get to enjoy a fun meal at UNO AND raise money for the Choir and Madrigals! You can find the UNO menu here:

It is important for all of the Choir and Mads students to attend this event and to encourage as many of their friends and family members to eat at UNO that day as well. We have picked a day when the kids will be off of school--not just CHS, but schools all around us--so hopefully this will help us get a bigger turnout. A lot of our kids already like getting together for lunch on their days off, so now we know where they'll be going that day.    If someone can't afford a full lunch or dinner, they can go in a group and split the cost of one of UNO's desserts, like their scrumptious Deep Dish Sundae (giant chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream, easily divided for up to 4 people), or they can enjoy one of their new Mini Sweets. It doesn't have to be big for it to help us get a bigger donation from UNO!

When we get closer to the date, we will distribute as many fliers throughout the school and community as possible. I will also try to arrange for the Clifton Journal to promote this fundraiser.


  • Volunteer to print out some fliers.
  • Ask local stores, banks, etc, to display some fliers for us.
  • Encourage all of your friends and family to attend!
  • Post the UNO ticket on Facebook! (Download the .jpg file.)
  • Spread the word with your coworkers and encourage them to eat lunch or dinner at UNO that day!
  • Make sure you eat at UNO on November 10, and bring your UNO ticket! 

Thank you in advance for participating in this event! Let's all work together to make this a worthwhile fundraiser for our kids! Please call with any questions or additional fundraising ideas.

Teri O'Neill
UNO event organizer

Choir Parent Board:
Karen McGinley, Chairperson
Carolyn Borhorst, Treasurer
Jill Kloock, Recording Secretary

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