The Polish Red Cross has come up with an ingenious idea. They have realized that charitable donations seem to only happen once a year and have not become a regular part of our lives. To this end they have come up with a “dining cutlery code” in partnership with various restaurants.
They use placemats that showed customers, as in the image above, by arranging their cutlery into a cross on their finished plate they could add 1.5 euro to their bill which would be donated to the Polish Red Cross. That’s just over $2 US and not much to add to your bill that goes right to people who need it. If you can afford the nice meal, you can afford to help.
I’m posting this to encourage the North American Red Cross and restaurants to work together to the same affect.