UNC Chapel Hill has more than 800 student organizations on campus, and there’s always at least one benefit night happening on Franklin Street to support these organizations.
The prevalence of these benefit nights is partly tied to location and convenience. Franklin Street is home to more than 95 restaurants and bars, which gives organizations more incentive to host a benefit night on Franklin Street.
Angelo Marrone, co-owner of Italian Pizzeria 3, said it’s a great way to raise money for the organization and also helps bring in more customers.
“It’s good for business,” Marrone said. “It’s good for them. It’s good for a lot of people that haven’t come here before. They come here for these kind of benefit nights and try the pizza and they really love it. So it’s good for both sides.”
IP3 has donated 50 percent of all proceeds during past events, according to event Facebook pages.