Tightwad Tuesday: WE Are Family Day 2009
We’re always excited about Tightwad Tuesdays but today we’re extra excited because this week it benefits a great cause.
This Wednesday, Maria Shriver and the California Restaurant Association (CRA) will be hosting the WE Are Family Day 2009 celebration. This Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., 650 CRA member restaurants across the state will serve free meals to children with the purchase of an adult entrée, all in an effort to encourage families to simply spend some time eating a meal together.
Shriver and the CRA have teamed up for the past four years to bring Family Day events to cities throughout California. Their goal is to encourage families to spend more time doing activities that will strengthen relationships such as eating, playing and volunteering together.
Family Day is a national movement launched by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The center’s research shows that children who eat dinner with their families are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.
For more information about Family Day and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.WEAreFamily.ca.gov.