DC restaurants to donate part of Trump inauguration profits: report


A coalition of Washington, D.C., restaurants is promising to donate part of its inauguration weekend profits to charity, according to a new report.

A group of 14 restaurants is planning to make donations to various groups after Donald Trump is sworn in as president as part of an “All in Service” fundraising effort, BuzzFeed News reported Friday.

“The team is talking to another dozen businesses right now,” All In Service spokeswoman Sarah Massey told BuzzFeed. “We would love to see the entire D.C. service industry participate.”

Participating businesses can decide on a percentage of their Jan. 20 weekend profits to donate to local aid organizations.

{mosads}Bourbon, one of the restaurants involved, plans on giving to Planned Parenthood.

The other picks for donations included Thrive DC, which serves the homeless, and Mary’s Center, which provides healthcare and social services to low-income D.C. residents.

Another organization, Martha’s Table, provides clothing and food for D.C. children, and a group called Ayuda supports immigrants living in the nation’s capital.

Massey said her organization is a “celebration of D.C.’s diversity” rather than an anti-Trump effort.

“The events of the inauguration present a vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces, in service not only to our guests, but also to our community,” All In Service’s website states. “These are the fundamentals of hospitality, and it is in this spirit that we invite you to join us.”

Trump vowed in September he would defund Planned Parenthood “as long as they continue to perform abortions.”

The billionaire also took several hard-line stances on immigration ahead of his White House win in November.

Trump pledged to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, for example, and promised he would deport America’s illegal immigrant population.

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