Mannion’s Irish Pub & Restaurant hosts fund raiser for Operation Shoebox New Jersey

mannion-s-irish-restaurantPat Mannion, owner of Mannion’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 150 W. Main St., Somerville, is hosting a fund raiser to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey on Thursday, March. 27.

“The day-long event marks the resumption of the popular Lunch & Dinner for the Cause,” said Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

After tabulating all lunch and dinner receipts, Pat will take 10 percent of that total and donate it to Operation Shoebox New Jersey. Spend $25 on lunch, OPSHBX NJ gets $2.50; spend $50 on dinner, OPSHBX NJ gets $5.

In order for OPSHBX NJ to receive that premium from each bill, customers must present a copy of the attached flyer to their server when ordering their meal and drinks, according to Mannion, who launched the “Lunch & Dinner for the Cause” fund raiser for OPSHBX NJ several years ago.

“Mannion’s is proud to support many non-profit groups and charities, but Operation Shoebox New Jersey is one of our favorites,” Mannion said.

Mannion’s is headquarters for Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held this year on March 16th.

“Pat is a longtime supporter of Operation Shoebox New Jersey,” Hirsch continued. “He supplied bottled water and ice to keep volunteers refreshed during our first packing event in downtown Somerville in the summer of 2005; it was scorching hot, so everyone really appreciated Pat’s generosity and thoughtfulness.”

Operation Shoebox New Jersey, founded in 2005, is a 501C3 non-profit organization that collects donations and sends personal care packages to US troops deployed in Afghanistan and around the world. In nine years, it has shipped over 75,000 packages overseas.

The 10 percent bonus for OPSHBX NJ applies to all lunch and dinner bills. Mannion’s opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and serves dinner through 10 p.m.

The flyer can be downloaded here.

Further information is available by calling Operation Shoebox New Jersey at (908) 698-0333 or Mannion’s at (908) 203-0700.

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