What would you do for a friend in need?
Anything for a Friend is a simple concept about human beings and our interconnection. We believe that humans have an innate desire to connect and help each other when someone is in need. However, most are unsure as to how to provide such help. Anything for a Friend seeks to provide an avenue through which family, friends and the community of someone dealing with personal tragedy can band together to show support. We believe that through the organization of a community fundraiser, both the friends and the benefactor are able to minimize much of the fear and anxiety related to personal tragedy and find satisfaction through such an event, ultimately benefiting the entire community.
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Anything for a Friend--Sue Krupa Gray
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My heart is touched on nearly a daily bases by the goodness of people and the warming acts of service that are done (in secret and otherwise). Most of these acts are done by folks who have lived long enough to recognize the uncertainties of life, the tenderness of hearts, and how fragile life can be. There are some who have concerns about the next generation..."they are too self involved", "they esteem things lightly"...I am hear to SHOUT with enthusiasm that this world is in safe hands with the rising generation. I was contacted by the Student Body Officers at Layton High School, asking permission to run a fundraiser for Anything for a Friend. I was touched by the thought alone and had no idea what they had in mind. I was lucky enough to be invited to their special assembly and saw, heard, and felt the genuine care and concern that this cute kids had for those in need. How do you express gratitude to a group of kid's who have made that world of difference to many...most of which they would call strangers. Regardless, this incredible Student body and my Alma Mater, raised $9,308.41 for those in need. Hug a teenager today! We are in good hands. THANK YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART LAYTON HIGH LANCERS!
Big fundraiser at the BURGER BAR
Starts Monday February 17th
Thanks for an 'Anything for a Friend' friend, Blair Butler, the Burger Bar in Roy, UT has agreed to do a fundraiser that is the brain child of Blair's and an incredible look into his heart of service...his heart of gold! Please read Blair's letter about his incredible idea and we will see you on Monday! Thanks Sweet Blair and the incredible BURGER BAR:
We are doing a fun little charity Fund raiser next week for Anything for a Friend at the Roy Burger Bar. Please read on for the details of how this came about.
Many of you are aware that one day, a while back, I invented a very delicious carnivorous treat at the Burger Bar in Roy. I jokingly named it the Big Blair as a play on their signature burger; The Big Ben.
It was never intended to go anywhere from there but it was so delicious that I told a few friends about it, including my son who bought one and took a picture. The picture ended up on Facebook where it generated even more interest, we had some fun with it. Soon people from all over the county were going to the Burger Bar asking for a Big Blair, often to the confusion of the counter worker since it is not on the menu.
The Big Blair received additional notoriety when it was mentioned in an feature article about the Burger Bar published in the Salt Lake Tribune, once again orders started coming in at the Burger Bar.
There was never any intention for the joke to go beyond myself and the counter worker that first time I ordered. But now I was thinking about how I could turn the strange phenomenon into something beneficial. I approached Burger Bar management about a charity event where the profits from all Big Blair orders in a single day could be donated to a local charity. They took my idea under advisement.
Later, when looking for a fun way to kick off their new website, they decided to not only make this offer for a day but extend it to A WEEK! We got together and chose a local charity. Their main stipulation was that all proceeds go to the people whom the charity benefits, not administrative costs.
The week has arrived; beginning Monday February 17th profits from every Big Blair Burger order at the Burger Bar will be donated to Anything For A Friend. I’m thrilled because this charity is the one that has helped to support a sweet little guy named Kash Maughan. We are having a kick off at the Burger Bar on Monday the 17th at 6:30 PM for any who would like to come join us. Wear a jacket and be prepared to socialize while waiting in what will probably be some long wait times. Monday is a Holiday and I know many will be busy, however I think this will be a great way to finish off your presidents day weekend. And if you can’t make it Monday, be sure to gather up the family and go to the Burger Bar one day next week and enjoy a Big Blair.
Thank you, feel free to forward this message to your friends and family and tell everyone you know. Let’s make this a great week for those who need our help.
(The Big Blair is a Big Ben with three meat patties, one beef, one elk and one bison with bacon and cheese. It comes with a basket of fries and is large enough that Penny and I usually cut it in half and share.)