Chefs for Charity
Each month, a One Smooth Stone team member hosts a “Chefs for Charity” lunch. The host cooks lunch and then everyone donates the money they would typically spend going out for lunch to the charity of the chef’s choosing. The impact of these special lunches is made even greater by the Foundation of One Smooth Stone (www.onesmoothstone.com/foundation/) matching the donations dollar for dollar!
This month Kimberly Medaglia (Vice President) chose “The H Foundation” (www.goombaybash.com/) as the recipient of all proceeds. Her grade school friend, John Rot, started this charitable organization with other business owners from the LaGrange, IL area after two of his co-workers passed away from cancer. All monies raised by The H Foundation go directly to Basic Science Cancer Research which allows scientists to pursue novel ideas for earlier detection of cancer. In 8 years, they have raised nearly $2.5 million, including over $500,000 in 2008 alone.
Strategic partners, clients and members of the H Foundation joined our luncheon to raise money and awareness. Kimberly’s homecooked meal for 30 people filled the tables and countertops of our kitchen with tapenade, white bean spread, chicken salad, pasta salad, salmon salad, cheese plates with fruit… and to top it all off – decadent coconut and chocolate cupcakes. Over $600 dollars will be donated as a result!!
Gathering friends and family close to us, reaching out to help those in need, and eating good food. Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Consider hosting a Chefs for Charity at your office!!
Digging in to the delicious lunch!*
Kimberly with The H Foundation co-founders David Rizner, Dan Chopp, & John Rot and H Foundation volunteer event planner, Julie Jandris
*photographs courtesy of Anne Vlk (http://annevlkphotography.com/)