GREENWICH, Conn. -- Eating a little salad or chicken will not only make you healthy, it will also helps Kids in Crisis.
Garden Catering’s Greenwich locations will be donating 100 percent of sales from its two locations to the organization on Friday, June 10.
Frank Carpenteri Jr., co-owner of Garden Catering, grew up in Greenwich and has seen the value that Kids in Crisis provides.
“Typically, we’ll donate 10-15 percent of sales to an organization during these types of fundraisers, but we wanted to do something special for Kids in Crisis. We understand the current funding gap is quite large so we wanted to do something that would create an even bigger giving opportunity than our regular fundraiser,” he said.
Kids in Crisis is Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises, including domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more.
The two participating stores are Garden Catering Old Greenwich, located on 185 ½ Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, and Garden Catering Hamilton Avenue, 177 Hamilton Ave., in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich.
The fundraisers will start at 2 p.m., and run until close. Garden Catering Old Greenwich closes at 8 p.m., and Hamilton Avenue at 7 p.m.
Carpenteri hopes to raise several thousand dollars, and will also be donating 25 percent of all gift card sales sold that afternoon.
“It’s graduation season, so I’m hoping in addition to walk in customers, there will be those who purchase a lot of Garden Catering gift cards for their recent grads,” he added.
For more information on how you can help Kids in Crisis, visit kidsincrisis.org .