United Way and Burntwood Tavern are teaming together for a fun-filled Guest Bartending FUN-draising event on Wednesday, March 24 from 5pm-8pm.

United Way has assembled two teams of the hippest, most community minded bartenders in the Fort Myers area to raise online funds that will help those in the community that need it most. Leading up to the event, Guest Bartenders are actively gathering donations via online virtual tip jars and then inviting the community to this dual event held at Burntwood Tavern located at Bell Tower Shops and Gulf Coast Town Center.

“We are asking our community to help us make a difference by visiting our virtual tip page: https://bit.ly/BurntwoodBattle  to make an online, tax-deductible donation, then join us at Burntwood Tavern to share a drink served by our guest bartenders” says Jeannine Joy, Director and CEO of United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee.

“We were happy to partner with United Way in February at the opening of our newest location in Bell Tower for a dining fundraiser”, says Jen Leonard, Director of Marketing & Events for Burntwood Tavern. “Together, we were able to raise over $1,700 by giving back 20% of our sales for the day. Giving back is an important part of who we are. We believe in partnering with charitable organizations in our community to enhance the area for our guests and our neighbors”.  For more information, visit www.burntwoodtavern.com.

CDC Guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of everyone.  All United Way participants will be masked up and sanitizing.  The event will be airing on United Way’s YouTube and Facebook that evening as well.  Donors will also be able to Text to Give for the event by texting United to 40691 and choosing which team they’d like to support via the prompts.

We hope to see you there in person or virtually!

All money raised in the United Way Campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Bonita Springs Assistance, Mission United, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community.  In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.  For more information, please call United Way at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.UnitedWayLee.org.

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