Mr. Mikes searches for deeds well done

Across Yorkton, people volunteer every day, trying to make life better for everyone else in the community. Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual wants to recognize what these people are doing within the community, and is doing so with the Deeds Well Done program.

Now in its third year, the program is there to highlight local charities across western Canada says Dave  Nussbaumer with Mr. Mikes in Yorkton.

“The big thing is to recognize people. A lot of volunteers just do their thing and go about their day to day business helping out and never getting any praise.”

Nominated good deed doers have a chance to win $1,000 for the charity of their choice, as well as a $100 Mr. Mikes gift card for themselves. The nominator will also receive a $10 gift card. The plan is to give out $10,000 to charities across areas where Mr. Mikes serves.

Other than the money itself, they want to get people aware of the good work people are doing on a local level, and give a higher profile to the charities which are often doing good work outside of the public eye, Nussbaumer says. Previous winners include people doing warm clothing drives for the winter and organizing holiday hamper programs.

Programs like this are why the ownership group behind the Yorkton location wanted to open a Mr. Mikes,  Nussbaumer says, since they wanted to work with a company that gave back to the communities it works in.

“When we chose to bring Mr. Mikes into Yorkton, when I went to Vancouver to interview with the owners of the franchise, the thing that really struck a chord with me – I’m a big volunteer and a true believer that a community is only as strong as its volunteer base – the first thing they said was if you want to be involved with us, be prepared to be involved in community events.”

People in Yorkton can nominate people for the Deeds Well Done campaign until December 31, and learn more at www.deedswelldone.com.

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