GetBurbed, local restaurants raise $2,000 for charity

GetBurbed, an @properties real estate team, started a charity initiative in August to benefit local residents in need.

Each week, a participating Arlington Heights restaurant offered a designated dish named after GetBurbed. 15% of sales from each purchase was donated to Arlington Cares, a local nonprofit that assists residents who are in need of temporary economic support.

The community came out in droves to support both the restaurants and the cause. Originally planning to match contributions from each restaurant, GetBurbed decided to increase its portion to round up to $2,000.

Participating restaurants included Berry-Yo, Tuscan Market & Wine Shop and Scratchboard Kitchen, Coco & Blu Cafe, Beer on the Wall, and Sweet T's Bakery.

Featured food items consisted of a signature sundae from Berry-Yo, flatbread pizza from Tuscan Market, s'more doughnut from Scratchboard Kitchen, breakfast sandwich from Coco & Blu Cafe, craft beer four-pack from Beer on the Wall and cupcakes from Sweet T's.

GetBurbed created this event to bring more people into local restaurants and, at the same time, raise awareness and funds for Arlington Cares.

"Arlington Heights means so much to me and my team. We want the restaurants to thrive and we want our neighbors to thrive. We started GetBurbed Bites to benefit both," says Holly Connors, GetBurbed's managing partner.

Arlington Cares President Ron Crawford, Vice President Bridget Schank and Director of Emergency Assistance Fund Nicole Espinoza, as well as the restaurant owners, gathered Friday, Oct. 2, for the formal celebration and charity check handover.

GetBurbed is an @properties team based in Arlington Heights. They are community driven, sponsoring the local family 5K, ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge, and local events.

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