In the spirit of holiday giving, “Clients Who Care” is a blog series that recognizes some of the recent acts of kindness and caring demonstrated by Clairemont clients. We hope these stories inspire you to be charitable this holiday season and throughout 2015. Happy Holidays!
In the months leading up to T.MAC opening its doors in Cary on October 5, 2014, I became familiar with several key numbers related to the casual, neighborhood restaurant. One hundred beers on draft, 40 local craft beers, 75 HDTVs, 7,150 square feet and seating for 183 guests were all part of frequent conversations. However, in my opinion, the most impressive number was revealed on Giving Tuesday almost two months after the restaurant opened its doors to guests.
The number is 8,000. It’s the amount of money T.MAC raised for two Triangle-based non-profit organizations during a campaign that ran in conjunction with the restaurant’s opening. Life Experiences in Cary and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of the Triangle were both presented with a check for $4,000. In case you’re wondering, JDRF plans to use the money to support its annual walk held in October and Life Experiences says the money will help with its day-to-day operational expenses.
I feel it’s important to point out that these sizable donations are about more than getting news coverage during what some consider to be the “giving season.” The people behind T.MAC believe it is just as important to a be good community partner as it is to offer a fun and enjoyable dining experience to guests — a message I feel was demonstrated when the restaurant donated $8,000 two organizations that do so much for the local community.
At a time of year when many of us are reflecting on 2014, I cannot help but to look ahead and wonder what T.MAC’s impressive numbers will be in 2015 as it continues to give back to the community it serves.