As the owner of Seattle’s iconic Totem House restaurant, Dianne decided to involve her patrons in the effort and created Haiti Mondays to raise money for earthquake victims. One day each week Dianne donates 100% of her profits to World Concern’s work in Haiti. Although typically the slowest day of the week, “This year we have had more customers on Mondays than any other year,” she said. “It’s got to be the grace of God.”
Dianne was already connected with World Concern through our Global Gift Guide. Every year she purchases gifts such as goats, chickens and school uniforms for poor children around the world—one gift in honor of each of her 16 grandchildren. So it was easy for her to choose World Concern to benefit from her weekly fundraisers.
She keeps customers informed with information about Haiti and World Concern on a bulletin board in the lobby. “It’s important to me to share about Haiti with others. The bulletin board is not only to help Haiti, but to raise people’s awareness about it,” she said. “Every week people leave donations of $2, $5, or even $20.”
Dianne has continued Haiti Mondays every week since January, knowing that, “It’s going to take years and years for them to get back on their feet.”