There is nothing more fun than having your child go to work with you and spend a little quality time enjoying them while they enjoy you. You have the chance to mentor, share and lead while your children get to see exactly what it is you do on a daily basis! This is exactly what happens On “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day.” I love watching the little smiles, and faces as they hang out in the office chairs, and listen to conversations and then ask a million questions, but honestly I don’t know what is more trying during this day, the one million questions or the clients, lol!
When it is time for the lunch bell to ring or when the stomachs start growling, it is time to get lunch! Watching the kids enjoy their lunches is another fun aspect of “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” because we normally don’t get to eat lunch with our kids, so it’s a fun downtime when we just get to chat with no distractions other than the food that’s in front of us. Did you know that Olive Garden is providing a coupon to you so that your kids can receive a free kid’s meal? I have the inside scoop on the where, and why, so let’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work and enjoy a fun lunch, lavishly living this one day a year out loud with great Italian food and great conversation at the Olive Garden.
At Olive Garden’s across the nation, get ready because on THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015, your kids can get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Participating children and parents are encouraged to talk about their experiences together over a meal to gain career mentorship, develop leadership skills, and form an appreciation for the workforce. Olive Garden invites families to enjoy a coupon to receive the free kid’s meal can be found at OliveGarden.com, and families can also enjoy the offer to-go.
Today, I took my daughter with me and we dined like 2 Queens at a feast, ordering whatever food we so desired and it was delicious. We love the Soup, Salad and Breadsticks, but we live and die for the Pasta.
Who and Why – The Background behind the Partnering
The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation is partnering with Olive Garden so parents and their kids can make the most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Carolyn McKecuen, executive director of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation and Theresa Willings, Olive Garden Senior Vice President of Human Resources, invite parents to participate on Thursday, April 23, 2015, and come to Olive Garden for a free children’s menu item for every adult entrée purchased that day.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, on April 23, is an opportunity for parents to bond with their children while inspiring them to think about their career possibilities in a hands-on and interactive environment. Children participating in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day gain career mentorship, develop leadership skills and form deeper appreciation for the workforce. In fact, alumni have shared how their participation as kids inspired them to choose their current career paths.
But it doesn’t stop there. Many of the participating families use this day as an opportunity to talk about their experiences and further connect over a meal together. Research has shown that kids who share regular meals with their parents perform better at school and report feeling closer to their parents. That’s why we invite you to come to Olive Garden on April 23 to receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée and make your time together extra special. See this Olive Garden Table Coaster says it all:) and definitely reminds us, Family is where it is!
Olive Garden and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation have partnered since 2012. Incredibly, over 37 million family members participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in 2014 at more than 3.5 million workplaces. Our hope is that this year even more parents and kids get the opportunity to spend this meaningful day together.
ABOUT OLIVE GARDEN
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate over $6.3 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated more than 31 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.
ABOUT THE TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK FOUNDATION
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is celebrated in every state and in countries on every continent, spreading very quickly throughout Africa, where girls’ rights are not well respected, so many women’s groups are anxious to support daughters being taken to workplaces to observe various types of jobs and the education needed for employment.
CELEBRATE And Don’t Forget Dessert
This was the ending to a grand time out! It can be yours too! Remember kids are sweet and even sweeter when they get a dessert, lol! Your kids are reason for celebration each day, and you work hard each day to celebrate, make sure to lavishly live this day out loud, with a visit to the Olive Garden with the kids. Download that coupon to receive the kid’s meal free! Here’s to lavishly living food out loud!
This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Olive Garden. All opinions and images are my own!