Restaurant partners with non-profit to bring fun the kids with cancer

MASON, OH (FOX19) -- Bob Evan's restaurants and a local non-profit organization have teamed up to help children have fun while dealing with cancer.

The Dragonfly Foundation and Bob Evans have partnered together to raise funds for kids at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Blood Diseases Institute.

Thirty Greater Cincinnati Bob Evans Restaurants will be selling paper dragonflies, beginning November 1. The paper dragonflies cost $1, and customers will receive one free kid's meal and make a $1 donation to the Dragonfly Foundation.

All of the proceeds will go towards purchasing craft, scrapbooking and party supplies, toys, games and other items from Cincinnati Children's "wish list".

The fundraising event will continue the whole month of November and will end with a Community Fun Day on Dec. 2.

Bob Evan's customers who present a special Dragonfly Community Fun Night flyer to the cashier, the restaurant will donate 15% of the total bill to the Dragonfly Foundation. Flyers for the event can be found on, or on the Dragonfly Foundation Facebook Page. People can also get the flyers a any Peoples First Savings Bank in Mason and Morrow.

"Children come from across the country to be treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center," says Ria Davidson, co- founder of The Dragonfly Foundation. "Bob Evans Restaurants will be a wonderful partner because of their familiarity, reputation and nation presence. Together, we can make an immediate difference in the daily life of a child with cancer."