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Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

ATLANTA -- Scare up a tasty dinner -- and do some good for the community -- by wearing a costume to any Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween.

Chipotle customers who arrive in costume between 4 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be treated to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2.

"We have always believed that good food should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and our annual Boorito fundraiser is a great opportunity for customers to enjoy a $2 burrito while supporting a great cause," Chipotle founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said in a statement.

The great cause in question is the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit that works to create a sustainable healthy food supply and raise awareness of food issues. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the Boorito event will go to the charity.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.

Cowlicks partners to make memories

Cowlicks partners to make memories

As summer winds down, Cowlicks Yogurt and Floats continues to up the philanthropic ante with its Famous Floats series. Sue Rodman, a popular mom-centric writer at her eponymous blog, “Field Trips with Sue,” now teams up with the fro-yo favorite for the Memory Maker Float. Rodman’s custom creation is available through October 10 and benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

The themed float fuses Cowlicks’ rich cake batter yogurt and nonfat cookies and cream yogurt with a splash of Barq’s root beer for the perfect concoction. Through October 10, 20 percent of all float sales will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association works nationally, as well as globally, to provide the best care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of the association is to accelerate the process of new treatments and ultimately find a cure.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Eat at Ruby Tuesday, help Meals on Wheels

Eat at Ruby Tuesday, help Meals on Wheels

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Four Atlanta-area Ruby Tuesday restaurants will donate 20% of customers' purchases this week to help Cobb County seniors.

The donations will be collected on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30. The money raised will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

To be part of the Ruby Tuesday Community Giveback Program, print out the official flyer and present it to your server.

Print the flyer here.

Participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants include:

Kennesaw
400 Barrett Parkway

Marietta
2435 Delk Road

Smyrna
3197 South Cobb Drive

Woodstock
9490 Highway 92

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

MARIETTA, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Cobb County include:

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.