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Students, restaurant support charity

Peter Leahy | Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Notre Dame students gathered at Chili’s restaurant in Mishawaka Monday to help support the service club Irish Fighting for St. Jude Kids. “I thought it was great. A lot of students showed up,” said Notre Dame senior Kristen Simko, executive director of the service club. “A lot of students were going in when we left at eight.”The restaurant will donate 100 percent of Monday night’s profit to St. Jude’s Hospital. Throughout September, Chili’s customers have been able to give $1 to the hospital as well. Many Notre Dame students came to the restaurant Monday as well as people from the South Bend community.”It’s tremendous that they donate all not just a portion of the proceeds to St. Jude because it makes it look like they are actually interested in the cause,” said senior Allison Janusz, a member of the Irish Fighting for St. Jude Kids club.The Notre Dame student service club was founded two years ago and focuses on promoting and organizing events to help St. Jude’s children.