Some of the stuffed animals donated to BC Children’s Hospital by Mr. Mike’s SteakhouseCasual in Langford as part of its annual Deeds Well Done campaign.

Some of the stuffed animals donated to BC Children’s Hospital by Mr. Mike’s SteakhouseCasual in Langford as part of its annual Deeds Well Done campaign.

Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual serves up community support

National initiative donating $20,000

Rick Stiebel/News staff

Mr. Mike’s is raising the stakes in its support of local charities.

All 40 of Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual locations across Canada will receive a $500 donation for a local charity from the franchise as part of its Deeds Well Done program, which is in its sixth year. The holiday initiative’s aim is to encourage the celebration of people who help make their community a better place.

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Guests at Mr. Mike’s, including the one in Langford, are asked to nominate a registered charity during Deeds Well Done, which runs until Dec. 31. One registered charity from each Mr. Mike’s will be acknowledged for their community support and receive a $500 donation to support their cause, as well as a group dinner.

“We believe in the importance of supporting the communities we serve, and Deeds Well Done is an opportunity to thank the local organizations who work tirelessly to make positive changes in these communities,” Mr. Mike’s SteakhouseCasual president Robin Chakrabarti said in a release. “The holiday season is a time to give back and support those in need, and Deeds Well Done is a great way for guests to make an impact in their community.” In addition to accepting nominations from the community, Many Mr. Mike’s locations will be supporting their own charitable initiatives as well. Past partnerships included a stuffed animal drive for BC Children’s Hospital at the Langford location.

Deeds Well Done has assisted about 250 charities and individuals across Canada since its inception in 2013. Last year’s campaign resulted in 1,400 nominations from 37 communities in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. For more information, visit mrmikes.ca.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com