Eat, Drink and Send Someone off to College

Posted on January 31, 2010


The College Application Education Project (CAEP) of Lynn is having a fundraiser on Monday, February 1 from 6 to 9 PM at Tides Restaurant and Pub. Tides Restaurant, at the end of the Lynn/Nahant causeway, frequently hosts fundraisers for nonprofit organizations in the area. Ten percent of all sales from the dining room, pub and take-out are donated to the charity, and the charity publicizes the fundraiser, encouraging supporters to eat there that night.  There will also be a 50/50 gift drawing and raffles.

The CAEP is a great organization, and I’ve heard nothing but reverence for its founder, Arthur Akers. It exists to give high school and middle school students from all backgrounds a place they can go after school to get college application and financial aid assistance, tutoring, mentoring and career counseling. It is located at 4 Adams St. Ext. in the Zion Baptist Church. To see what they’re up to, read the latest edition of their newsletter.

The fundraiser sounds like a great way for both the restaurant and the nonprofit group to raise money. Why don’t more restaurants do this? This would be great public relations for a Lynn restaurant.