In addition to cash donations, food and grocery donations, and volunteering time, there are many other ways to support Open Table, all of which are greatly appreciated.

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Create Centerpieces

Use your creative talents to brighten up our dinner tables. Creating centerpieces is a great project for small groups or families to work on together!

Centerpieces can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. They can contain a small flower bouquet, themed decorations, or useful items guests can take home. Use your imagination!

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Bring Your Own Bag

If you shop at Crosby’s Market in Concord, bring your own shopping bag. It’s better for the environment and can help support Open Table. The cashier will give you a token for every reusable bag you use. Put the token in the canister for Open Table; Crosby’s will donate money to Open Table for every token collected.

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Shop Amazon Smile

You shop, Amazon gives. AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way to support Open Table every time you shop at no cost to you!

Simply start your Amazon shopping trip at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the organization of your choice. We’d love it if you choose Open Table!

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Be An Advocate

Helping us spread the word will help us battle hunger. Follow us on Facebook! Share our news. Use social media to let others know that you support Open Table.

If you are an estate planner or financial advisor, please suggest Open Table as a worthy charitable organization for your clients.

If you know of people looking for meaningful community service, tell them about us.

We currently are only looking for centerpieces for our Maynard dinners, which are held on Tuesday evenings starting in August. To schedule a donation date, please contact us at centerpieces@opentable.org

We usually need 28-30 each night.

Picture a restaurant with some tables for 2, 4, 6….We seat over 100 guests so the tables add up. If you cannot produce that number we can hold on to them to mix and match with another donation. We appreciate whatever you can do. Make the centerpieces an appropriate size for small tables. We will place multiple items on the larger tables.

Let your imagination go wild with the possibilities!

We’ve seen small vases with fresh, dried or plastic flowers; canning jars with pre-measured cookie mix and toothbrushes & mini toothpaste tubes; bags with pencils & erasers for kids. If a holiday is coming up then you can theme it accordingly. Maybe blank Valentine’s Day cards or Mardi Gras beads. It can be as fancy as a tall dried flower arrangement or as simple as a kid decorated clay pot. Centerpiece can be a single item for one person at the table to take home or a container containing multiple items so that guests can share.

Our one rule: no candy please.

Gathering enough supplies for 28-30 centerpieces can be daunting. But remember that the centerpieces do not need to be elaborate to help bring a smile to our guests’ faces. And each piece does not need to be the same; different pieces along a similar theme can add interest to the tables.

If purchasing supples is too expensive consider collect items from your friends and family, such as

  • flowers from home gardens
  • travel size soaps and shampoos from hotels
  • stationery and blank greeting cards.

And don’t worry if you cannot put together the suggested number. We are thrilled with any centerpieces that can be supplied!

Centerpieces are usually delivered directly to Open Table Dinner location in the afternoon (3:00 to 4:30 pm) of the day a Dinner will be served.

However, we prefer that you coordinate your centerpiece project with us ahead of time, so that we can assure they can be used right away. Contact our coordinator at centerpieces@opentable.org to schedule a donation date, and we will provide all the details of where and when to delivery the finished items.

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