All Blog Posts Tagged 'charity' (19)


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Anaheim White House Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The public is invited to join in on the festivities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Anaheim White House on Sunday, October 7. The event will kick-off with a Champagne reception in the courtyard at 5:30 p.m. followed by a special 4-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the celebration will benefit Caterina’s Club, a nonprofit that was founded by Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato to feed children in his own backyard – the so called “motel” children – whose working-class…

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Added by Groff-Hinman on October 1, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments


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Z’Tejas Announces New Chile Fest Menu Benefiting Team Kids

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, located at South Coast Plaza, has announced its Chile Fest menu that will be available September 4-23. The annual promo is patterned after the famous the Hatch, New Mexico festival that for more than 4 decades has celebrated chile peppers and the versatile role they play in the culinary world.  Executive Chef Daniel Stevens said that each menu item will contain Hatch New Mexico chiles and for each entrée sold $1 will be donated to Team Kids, a nonprofit based in…

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Added by Groff-Hinman on September 4, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments


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When Restaurant Leaders Become Changers of Commerce

Remember Live Aid back in 1986?

 

Remember seeing Queen give one of the best performances in rock history? Phil Collins playing both London and Philadelphia?

 

Remember how it made us all fell to be a planetary communality that day?

 

You want to feel that feeling again? Well you can by helping out and getting involved and being a…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on August 21, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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RAOBK? Random Acts of Business Kindness

This week I made a Random Act Of Kindness (RAOK) video for one of the concepts I do marketing for, Café Metro. The vibe was awesome! The feeling of getting out there and doing random acts of kindness on a 12 degree morning were appreciated by all. We gave out gift cards, free…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on January 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments


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Friends, Humans, Social Media Folks Lend Me Your Ears: The Payoff



Friends, Humans, Social Media folks…Lend me your ears…For let me tell thee about the true payoff of this thing we call Social Media!

 

Last week myself and others started a ball rolling on Twitter to aid a small but powerful radio station in Campbell River Canada where…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on December 13, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment


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Don't Be a Turkey, GIVE a Turkey This Holiday!

A few months back I had the privilege of becoming online friends with Dave Reynolds and RickieTyler, two of the radio DJ’s at 997 FM in Campbell River, British Columbia. We are all part of the #usguys Twitter chat gang and nearly every morning Dave is kind enough to play me a request for some abstract song I torture…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on November 29, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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Being There: Customer Service & Community Gardening

Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on June 28, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

STRIKE! Out Children’s Cancer

On Thursday, June 16 the Bethesda Naval Bowling Center hosted STRIKE! Out Children’s Cancerhonoring Jaiwen Hsu, a Bethesda middle school student who was diagnosed with cancer last October. His friends organized the Giant Bowling Fundraiser Party, with profits going to cancer research atChildren’s National Medical Center and a fund for families who can’t afford cancer…

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Added by Mary Beall Adler on June 19, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Social Media 4 Social Good: A Tsunami of Care

This weekend as the media and music savvy minds gathered in Austin Texas for the South By Southwest Conference to marvel at the advancements we have made with our technical evolution, Mother Nature gave us a reminder of who is really in charge of this planet and how frail we are as humans.



For all our…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on March 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment


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No Kid Hungry in America. Make a Difference though Share Our Strength

As the season begins to turn, and the weather starts to turn cold, we all prepare for the next few months that will be spent mostly inside. During these months, we’ll put down our salad forks and pick up a soup spoon to compliment the weather with warm and cozy comfort food. However, this is not a luxury that we are all able to endure. Try to imagine being a young child, coming inside after hours of playing in the snow, and not being able to refuel with a nice meal. Think about how it feels to… Continue

Added by Ty Sullivan on September 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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Just ‘Cause: Using the Power of Your Business to Help Others



Dear Abby,



I’m in love…Again! I know I can be fickle in this area of my life but what can I say? I’m just a boy who can’t say no, especially when it comes to a lovable and caring organization with sweet and pleading eyes. Who wouldn’t want to get involved with them?



Yes, I know I’m involved with two others at the moment but I just…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on August 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Careers through Culinary Arts Program needs your vote-help the children

They aren’t asking for money though they won’t turn it down. The 100 organizations getting the most votes on the Chase Community Giving project on Facebook will win $25,000. The Career through Culinary Arts Program, known as CCap has been raising funds for at risk students around the country and ask you just click and vote.

If you have read my posts for awhile you will remember me hyping the documentary Pressure Cooker, a look at an instructor and… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on December 3, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

Chefs rappel 23 story building for charity

I have often talked about how the people in the foodservice industry do so much for charities. I think I know two chefs that have gone over the edge or soon will be. Chefs Jerry Edwards and John Walsh of Chef’s Expression Catering have agreed to rappel the 23 story Silo Point Tower

For the full story read the Dining Examiner

Added by Dara Bunjon on September 26, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Good causes prove to be great recession-busters for restaurants

Recent economic turmoil is forcing restaurants to get creative.



The saying, "adapt or perish" is true now more than ever: KFC now offers grilled chicken, Pizza Hut has pasta, and Morton's Steakhouse has a $5 burger.



But another (warmer, fuzzier) way that restaurateurs are combating the recession is by hosting charity events, where part of the proceeds go to the cause.



Indeed, many… Continue

Added by Dani on June 4, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

The batch is back

Ben and Jerry’s was one of the originals and still is a leader in social responsibility. They recently kickoff a limited partnership with Sir Elton John. It was a one week launch of a limited edition flavor honoring John’s first trip to Vermont and to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Read the full story at Dining… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on May 23, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

SoCal burns and businesses step up to help. Or do they?

In Southern California this weekend, Hollywood glitz has felt more like Armageddon. As I write this, massive fires continue to burn in three counties, and local radio station KNX-AM has reported 26,000 residents have been forced to evacuate.



Yesterday, a general manager from a local hotel sent a media alert inviting evacuees from all zip codes to stay at his resort for 40% off the regular price, pets welcome. As I started to run this alert on my site, it dawned on me the invitation… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on November 17, 2008 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

ReMARKable Palate Video #40: Taste of the World

ReMARKable Palate Video #40: Taste of the World



Video of the Cystic Fibrosis A Taste of the World event at New York's Chelsea Market. Over 25 restaurants and 20 wine and spirits producers gathered to raise money for CF. We speak with Arlene Weston of Maroon's and "Spike"… Continue

Added by Chef Mark Tafoya on May 28, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

ReMARKable Palate #142: Cystic Fibrosis Taste of the World

ReMARKable Palate #142: Cystic Fibrosis Taste of the World



I attend a special benefit tasting for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, A Taste of the World, at New York's Chelsea Market. Over 25 restaurants and 20 wine and spirits producers gathered to raise money… Continue

Added by Chef Mark Tafoya on May 28, 2008 at 12:53pm — No Comments

ReMARKable Palate #139: Action Against Hunger

ReMARKable Palate #139: Action Against Hunger





Today we learn about a very special organization, Action Against Hunger, which intervenes in countries where hunger means more than just a missed meal. They are on the front lines in 43 countries where hunger… Continue

Added by Chef Mark Tafoya on May 28, 2008 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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