Eat Sunday (July 1) at Slim Goodies Diner to benefit dashTHIRTYdash

Slim Goodies Diner owner Kappa Horn with some of the 36-and-counting direct donation envelopes she’s collected on behalf of dashTHIRTYdash.

UPDATE, 7/1/12, 1:29 PM: Business is very brisk today at Slim Goodies Diner. In addition to serving our supporters great food and donating 20% of today’s receipts to dashTHIRTYdash, owner Kappa Horn is soliciting direct donations for us. Here, she holds some of the 36-and-counting envelopes with cash and checks earmarked for the fund. NOLA peeps, there’s still time to support this event: the diner is open until 3 PM CDT.

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or brunch Sunday in New Orleans and also want to help dashTHIRTYdash, please eat at Slim Goodies Diner in the Lower Garden District at 3322 Magazine St. The restaurant will contribute 20% of its Sunday, July 1 receipts to the fund. Hours are 6 AM to 3 PM.

Slim Goodies is the latest New Orleans business to host an event to benefit dashTHIRTYdash, the newly created fund to financially assist Times-Picayune employees and contractors slated to lose their jobs or a significant portion of their income Sept. 30 as the newspaper abandons daily publication.

Individuals, companies or organizations wishing to donate to dashTHIRTYdash may send checks payable to the Contemporary Arts Center, but in the memo line of the check, please write DashThirtyDash Fund. Checks should be mailed to the Contemporary Arts Center, c/o Glenn W. Gruber, Associate Director/CFO, 900 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130. Again, contributions are tax-deductible.

New Orleans-areas restaurants, bars or other businesses interested in hosting benefits for dashTHIRTYdash or donating proceeds from sales of products or services should contact Times-Picayune alumna Rebecca Theim at 702-622-8154 (cell) or rebecca at rebeccatheim dot com.

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