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Al's Pals to host fundraiser at Jason's Deli

Mackenzie McClintock

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WHAT: Al’s Pals GroupRaise Fundraiser 

Customers can drop their receipts into a collection box, and, at the end of the night, the receipts will be totaled and Al’s Pals will receive a portion of the total from the receipts.

WHO: Al’s Pals Mentorship Program and GroupRaise.

Al’s Pals is a 1-on-1 mentorship program in which students from the University give their assistance to Tuscaloosa students in grades ranging from first to fifth throughout the semester.

GroupRaise is an organization that Jason’s Deli partners with that donates a percentage of their sales from fundraisers to Al’s Pals throughout the year.

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 5-10 p.m.

WHERE: Jason’s Deli

WHY: Jasmine Reese, a senior majoring in finance and economics, is the President of Al’s Pals and organizer of the fundraiser. She said Al’s Pals is very fortunate for the support it receives from students, teachers and members of the community.

“It’s an excellent opportunity because [Al’s Pals] is a nonprofit organization,” Reese said. “Sometimes funding can be limited, so this is a way we can support our program and continue to grow it.”

Reese said the event is eligible for Greek Points and that applications are open for Al’s Pals next semester for anyone interested in community service or getting involved on campus. The applications can be found here.

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Al's Pals to host fundraiser at Jason's Deli