Cary, NC — T.MAC, Cary’s new hot spot for food, sports, and craft beer, donated a total of $8,000 to two local charities on December 2, 2014–just in time for “Giving Tuesday.”
Inspired by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, “Giving Tuesday” is now recognized as a global day of giving thanks. On December 2, 2014, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, communities, and students from all over came together to demonstrate care and generosity to those in need.
On that same day, by coincidence, a brand new restaurant in Waverly Place provided checks of $4,000 each to two outstanding organizations.
T.MAC Gives Back
The T.MAC menu features a huge selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads, entrees, and desserts–but that is only the beginning of the restaurant’s appeal. T.MAC is the perfect meeting place for sports and beer lovers alike, made evident by their 75 flat screen TVs and by their 100 beers–40 of these being local–that are always on tap.
T.MAC is not your ordinary, crowded sports bar. The restaurant is designed to accommodate large groups of sports fans or friends and families. Stop by to check out their wide open space filled with many large tables and booths–some even spin!
In perfect holiday spirit, T.MAC GM Nathan Wachob celebrated the hard work of Life Experiences of Cary and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of the Triangle with lunch at the new store and a special check presentation.
Life Experiences, Inc.
Many Cary residents will be surprised to learn about all that Life Experiences does right around the corner. Their 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, located right here in Cary, provides a daily workplace for adults with disabilities.
The building, completed in 2002 thanks to generous donations from the community, operates five small businesses that provide both work opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities and goods and services to the community. At Life Experiences, employees are able to relax and engage with one another while gaining self-esteem from earning their own wages–all in one setting.
Life Experiences provides goods and services to many well-known companies in our area–including Char-Grill and SAS Institute.
JDRF is the global leader for funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The organization strives to continuously remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people’s lives until it is banished completely. JDRF currently sponsors $568 million in research in 17 countries around the world. Their Raleigh offices are located on Six Forks Road.
JDRF stands for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but the organization simply goes by JDRF to communicate their mission to help people of all ages in all stages of the disease. JDRF market research shows that, today, 85 percent of people in the U.S. with T1D are adults.
Giving Thanks and Giving Back
Hearts were warmed on Tuesday as T.MAC’s generous donation was presented to two hard-working women who constantly strive to improve the lives of others. Nathan expressed both his excitement about forming a new relationship with these outstanding organizations and how special the presentation was to him.
Of course, the restaurant’s homemade guacamole, crispy flatbreads, and warm s’mores brownie that Nathan kindly served attendees for lunch may have had something to do with the warm feelings as well…
Story and photos by Jessica Patrick.