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 Restaurants Offering Several Ways to Dip and Give This Month

BOSTON -- The Melting Pot restaurants of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches.
 are starting off the Fall on a charitable kick. During the month of September, the Bedford, Mass., Boston, Mass., Framingham, Mass., and Providence, R.I., locations of the popular fondue spot are offering customers two different ways to "dip into dip into

1. to draw upon: he dipped into his savings

2. to read passages at random from (a book or journal)

Verb 1.
 something different" and help out great causes at the same time.

Between September 15th and the 22nd, each location is partnering with The Estee Lauder Companies to host an event to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation[R] (BCRF BCRF Breast Cancer Research Foundation ). Each restaurant will be offering either a percentage of all sales or specific menu items that evening to benefit The BCRF. Estee Lauder will be offering gift bags for attendees along with the chance to win a gift basket A gift basket, or fruit basket is typically a gift that is delivered to the recipient at their home or workplace. There are different varieties of gift baskets, some which have fruit only, some with dry/canned goods only (such as tea, crackers and jam) although the standard  via raffle. Each location will also be hosting a silent auction to benefit the foundation.

For additional information on each location's event, please visit:

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In addition, September 20th - 26th, all four locations will be participating in Share Our Strength's[R] Great American Dine Out Verb 1. dine out - eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
eat out

eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
[R]. That week, $1 of every Big Night Out for Two purchased will be donated to the cause which aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The Big Night Out is the Melting Pot's signature four-course dining experience which includes cheese fondue, salad, fondue-style entrees and chocolate fondue.

The Melting Pot restaurants have a strong foundation in helping charitable organizations. In addition to a longstanding corporate affiliation with The St. Jude Children's hospital A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties. , local Melting Pots have hosted events for organizations such as Team Hoyt Team Hoyt is a father (Dick Hoyt) and son (Rick Hoyt, b. 1962) in Massachusetts who compete together in marathons, triathlons, and other athletic endeavors. Rick was disabled at birth by a loss of oxygen to his brain because his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, and he , Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit organization in the United States established to provide the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis. The Foundation provides information about cystic fibrosis (CF) and finances CF research that aims to improve the , The Multiple Sclerosis Society, the ALS Association, Boys and Girls boys and girls

 Clubs of Boston, and Pride for Youth. If any organization is interested in organizing a similar event, please contact Kirsten Fischer at

About The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

With 142 restaurants nationwide, existing locations in 37 states including the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , and over 19 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is North America's premier fondue restaurant franchise. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondues, lively salads, fine wines and mouthwatering mouth·wa·ter·ing or mouth-wa·ter·ing  
Appealing to the sense of taste; appetizing: the mouthwatering aroma of a baking pie.
 chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot's corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit or email

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation[R]

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation[R] (BCRF) was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. The Foundation supports scientists at top universities and academic medical centers worldwide conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. In October 2008, $34.5 million was awarded to 166 scientists across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and throughout Europe. And for the seventh consecutive year, BCRF received Charity Navigator's highest rating, four stars, thus outperforming over 99% of the evaluated charities, while the American Institute of Philanthropy The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) was created by Daniel Borochoff in 1992[1] to address the continuing need for thoughtful information regarding the financial efficiency, accountability, governance and fundraising practices of charities.  has awarded BCRF its highest possible rating of A+. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the U.S. to receive these accolades. For more information, visit or call 1.866.FIND.A.CURE.

About Share Our Strength[R]

Share Our Strength[R] is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation[R], the nation's premier culinary benefit; Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale[R], a national grassroots effort; Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit[R], a touring dinner series; Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out[R], a week-long program involving thousands of restaurants nationwide; and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline[R], a cooking-based nutrition education program. Visit
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