Crisis Control Ministry Hosts Annual “Hope du Jour” Fundraiser on May 1

On Tuesday, May 1, Crisis Control Ministry will host its 28th annual “Hope du Jour” fundraiser, benefiting its programs and services provided to families throughout Forsyth County.

Full-service restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Lewisville and Clemmons will come together to support Crisis Control by donating 10% of their proceeds from the entire day to the organization.

Over 140 area restaurants participate in Hope du Jour each year, making it convenient for folks anywhere in the area to find a spot to eat to support the work done by Crisis Control.

“Community is very important to us,” said Mary Haglund, owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem. “We believe in supporting those in our city who are in crisis whenever we can. Hope du Jour makes that an easy goal to achieve.”

New event sponsor, Tom Hamberis, President of Eastern Food Equipment, explains, “We are honored to sponsor Hope du Jour. Being in the restaurant equipment business, it is a natural fit for us, letting our customers know that we support the cause they are supporting. It’s a win-win for everyone…us, the restaurants, and especially the people that are helped by Crisis Control.”

“This year we are pleased to introduce a Text to Donate option to reach people who can’t dine out on May 1, but still want to support Hope du Jour,” says Margaret Elliott, Executive Director of Crisis Control Ministry. “Donors can now simply Text HDJ to 41444. We also hope to reach new supporters with this convenient way to give.”

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