On the afternoon of Friday, June 10, both of Garden Catering’s Greenwich locations will donate 100% of sales to Kids in Crisis.
Frank Carpenteri Jr., co-owner of Garden Catering, has grown up in Greenwich and has seen the value that Kids in Crisis provides.
“Typically, we’ll donate 10-15% of sales to an organization during these types of fundraisers, but we wanted to do something special for Kids in Crisis,” he said. “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.”
The two participating stores are Garden Catering Old Greenwich, located on 185 ½ Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, and Garden Catering Hamilton Avenue, located in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich, on 177 Hamilton Avenue. The fundraisers will start at 2:00pm, and run until close. Garden Catering Old Greenwich closes at 8pm, and Hamilton Avenue at 7:00pm.
Carpenteri Jr. hopes to raise several thousand dollars, and will also be donating 25% 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.”
For more information on how you can help Kids in Crisis, please visit kidsincrisis.org.
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. Over 132,000 families and children have been helped by Kids in Crisis through crisis counseling services, temporary shelter and prevention programs provided throughout the area. For more information on how you can help Kids in Crisis, please visit kidsincrisis.org.
Garden Catering was founded in 1978 on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, where Garden Catering’s Headquarters is presently located. Now a second generation family owned business, Garden Catering currently has locations in Greenwich, Stamford, Fairfield, and Norwalk, and two locations in New York – Port Chester and Mamaroneck.
In Greenwich, Garden Catering is located at:
185 1/2 Sound Beach Ave. in Old Greenwich, Tel. 203-637-7699
177 Hamilton Avenue in Greenwich, Tel. 203-422-2555