[Date to be determined] On this special day each year, our formula for giving is simple--WE GIVE EVERYTHING! Our employees & family members donate 100% of their time. If you see an employee arriving at 6:00 am or leaving at midnight--they've done it all for free. On top of that, Taco Amigo donates 100% of everything else (food, paper products, utilities, insurance, and even the value of your sales tax). All of that results in 100% of your purchase price being donated directly to charity!
Many of you know that we recently lost a family member to cancer. Von was diagnosed with colon cancer 9 years ago and his life was blessed and extended by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our 2020 day of giving commemorates what would have been Von's 60th birthday.
Last year we were able to meet Dr Sheetal Hardikar and some of her research team at Huntsman Cancer Institute. This is one of many HCI teams doing ground-breaking research in the quest to eradicate cancer. As we talked with them, we realized how essential our donations had been as they had provided “seed” money for the most innovative ideas their researchers have. It provides the funding they need to do the “proof of principle” work required to get additional funding and grants in research areas that might never have been explored. They truly inspired us and convinced us that small donations are desperately needed. We are proud to be partners with them in this important cause. Most importantly, this research allows heartache to turn into hope.
We'll let you know when our Day of Giving has been rescheduled. Every cent you spend with us on that day goes directly to Huntsman Cancer Foundation and you'll come away with delicious food to boot. It's a win-win for everyone! The only sacrifice you'll have to make is waiting in longer lines than normal.
Whether you're able to attend our Day of Giving or not, we invite you to make your own donation. Using the link below groups your gift with ours and notifies us of your generosity. It's also the easiest way to get a receipt for your tax deductible contribution. No donation is too small--please join us!
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March 17, 1960 - January 26, 2018
Von Gary Keetch spent his entire life serving others. From the time he was a little boy, to the last years of his life serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, his focus was on others and how he could make the lives of those around him better.
Even during his 7 year battle with Colon Cancer, he was constantly looking for ways to make others happy. He showed this selfless attitude in the way he treated his nurses and doctors during his cancer treatments and multiple surgeries. He always put his family first by planning family vacations and events even when he wasn’t feeling his best. And he went out of his way to be a best friend, confidant and advisor to anyone who needed him.
Losing our beloved son, brother, husband, father, and Papa has left a huge hole in our lives. But Von had a favorite saying, “If you don’t like your lot in life, build a service station on it.” We know that the greatest thing we can do to honor this man we adore so much is to forget our pain and heartache for a day and turn our hearts outward, towards others.