Those who wish to plan an event at Ben’s must do so at least 30 days in advance. A Ben’s general manager will provide the organization with flyers to help publicize the event. Ben’s will tally all the purchases made and determine the amount to be donated to the group. The nonprofit will then receive a check from Ben’s two weeks after the fundraiser.
Participating organizations can enjoy Ben’s famous soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts while raising money. For example, a bowl of matzo ball soup can earn nonprofits up to 72 cents. A corned beef sandwich means they will see $1.05 to $1.57 go back to them.
Ben’s has a history of supporting local community organizations. Its Founder and Owner, Ronnie Dragoon, is a member of The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) and has raised money for the organization with The Olde Time New York Deli Experience at its Greenvale location, and its Day of Thanks and Giving. These events raise over $30,000 annually combined for The INN and its programs.
“From our earliest years in the business, we have tried to give back to the communities we serve, but it is very difficult to do that, considering the demand that you are confronted with,” Mr. Dragoon says. “This program allows us to help so many more community organizations raise the money they desperately need.”
Groups who book their events at Ben’s can earn 10% to 15% of all food and beverage purchases. Catering and take-out orders are also eligible towards these purchases. To book a fundraiser, contact the General Manager at these Ben’s locations:
Bayside: (718) 229-2367
Boca Raton: (561) 470 9963
Carle Place: (516) 742-3354
Greenvale: (516) 621-3340
Manhattan: (212) 398-2367
Woodbury: (516) 496-4236
For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net.
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