Taziki's impacts community in partnerships with GraceWorks, Make-A-Wish

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Taziki's Donation to Make-A-Wish

To wrap up their successful campaign, Taziki’s hosted a Luau-themed party to celebrate Arlie’s wish to go to Hawaii coming true.

Taziki's Mediterranean Café sees great importance in helping the community. 

On Nov. 16, Taziki’s Williamson County stores (Franklin, Cool Springs and Brentwood) will ask customers to bring non-perishable food items to each location. In return, customers who choose to donate will receive a free hummus appetizer. The donated, non-perishable food items will be given to GraceWorks Ministries in Franklin.

“GraceWorks is thrilled to partner with such a loved local restaurant,” said Alicia Bell, director of development at GraceWorks Ministries. “Taziki’s is a true community partner. They reached out to us and asked what they could do to help during one of our busiest seasons — winter. We are so thankful to each and every customer who chooses to donate food with Taziki’s. This will help keep our pantry shelves filled during a critical season.”

GraceWorks Ministries provides Williamson County with a central place in the community to help those in need of food, clothing and financial assistance. While GraceWorks serves nearly 10,000 neighbors each year, recently there has been a significant increase in demand for food. This demand will continue to grow this winter when children are home for break and need more food. 

“At Taziki’s, we believe that community involvement and helping others is crucial,” said Rachel Layton, vice president of marketing + growth at Taziki's Mediterranean Café. “As food people, we felt it was our duty to organize a food drive to benefit our community and reward our customers while doing it.” 

Taziki's menu is known for its original, chef-driven recipes. Prepared daily, these recipes include more than 100 fresh items, as well as more than 60 herbs and spices flavoring the food. From freshly grilled meats to original sauces and healthy side dishes, Taziki’s also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

Taziki's does not use fryers or microwaves while preparing meals for customers. The restaurant's website, tazikiscafe.com, provides descriptions of each entrée as well as nutritional information.

Taziki’s partners with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee

This year, Taziki’s Nashville partnered with Make-A-Wish throughout the month of October. 

Beginning Oct. 1, customers at all Taziki’s Nashville locations had the option to add a dollar to their ticket to support Make-A-Wish. This week, Taziki’s announced they had raised $4,300 for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. 

To wrap up their successful campaign, Taziki’s hosted a Luau-themed party to celebrate Arlie’s wish to go to Hawaii coming true.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for critical illnesses. Last year, the Middle Tennessee chapter granted over 140 wishes for local children who were battling critical illnesses. When a child is granted a wish, it refreshes and empowers them to feel stronger while fighting their illness even harder.

“We are so grateful for the support of Taziki’s,” said Kasey Fiedler, director of development at Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “With this partnership, we will not only be able to raise funds needed to grant wishes, but also raise awareness for the positive impact these wishes have on families in the community. Thank you, Taziki’s, for believing in the power of a wish.”

The sacrifice of just one dollar adds up, and when supported by Taiki’s customers, these donations can change a child’s life and the lives of their families forever. 

“Taziki’s loves supporting organizations like Make-A-Wish; we are so excited that the community supported and believed in helping grant wishes for local children all around us,” said Lindsay Curtis, director of marketing for Taziki’s.

For more information on getting involved with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit middletennessee.wish.org.

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