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UPDATE: Chippewa Falls Family Restaurant raises $16K for Jason's Presents

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- An effort aimed at making sure low income kids have a happy holiday was presented with a check for thousands of dollars on Tuesday.

Last week, the Chippewa Valley Family Restaurant donated all of their sales to Jason's Presents. Tuesday, the restaurant announced the event raised $16,000. 

Jason's Presents is a charity that gives holiday presents to families who can't afford them. It's named for Chippewa County Deputy Jason Zunker, who was killed on duty near Bloomer in 2008.
 


Posted Nov. 7, 2017
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Two Chippewa Valley restaurants put profits on the back burner Tuesday, and instead donated proceeds to worthy causes. 

In Eau Claire, Bug Eyed Betty's hosted the first 'Eat So That Others May' event. The restaurant offered its lunch buffet of pizza and salad for free. The suggested donation was $6 with proceeds going to The Community Table. News 18 reported in October that The Community Table needs more donations to keep up services. 

"Food insecurity is a very serious issues to me," said The Community Table's new Executive Director, Michelle Koehn. "To be able to rally around that cause, to create a community and a collaboration around it, that is what is so exciting."

Bug Eyed Betty's staff said the effort raised $1,460 dollars on Tuesday.

In Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Family Restaurant is donating 100% of its proceeds to Jason's Presents on Tuesday.

Jason's Presents is a charity that gives holiday presents to families who can't afford them. It's named for Chippewa County Deputy Jason Zunker, who was killed on duty near Bloomer in 2008.

"You know some of these kids, if it wasn't for this program they might not get presents at all during Christmas," said Chippewa County Deputy Doug Krultz. "So, it is just a great thing they can get some presents. Get a coat, some boots, some stuff that they really need just to be successful in school and the rest of their lives."

Organizers hope to raise more than $17,000. 
 

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