Restaurateur Charlie Hallowell, in collaboration with Event Coordinator Lauren Greis, is launching his newest project 'Sunday Suppers' - this series of gatherings will celebrate and support community organizations located in the East Bay. Local favorite restaurants will host 11 fundraising dinners from May 2014 to April 2015. The goal of 'Sunday Suppers' is to raise money each month for a different East Bay organization working on behalf of the community.
This month, we will be supporting Oakland Leaf, whose mission is to cultivate community transformation through creative education for youth and families. Oakland Leaf serves over 1,200 students and families annually guided by its credo, "Love is an action!" Oakland Leaf's approach is identified by the interweaving of five initiatives: 1) Literacy, 2) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), 3) Art and Culture, 4) Health and Wellness, and 5) Empowerment and Leadership. Its programs currently include six after-school programs, a family resource center, a high school leadership and media arts program, a community garden program, an All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase, a summer camp, and a youth internship program.
Diners enjoy a $100 prix-fixe, multicourse, family-style dinner, with house wine included. Two thirds of the dinner ticket proceeds will be donated to the organization, with a $10,000 goal. A signature cocktail may be ordered throughout the night at the cash bar - 100% of the proceeds will also be donated to the organization.