Patch Hartford: Goodwill Give Back Grants $5,000 to Hartford Eatery
September 8, 2021, at 1:24 PM
Patch CT, Hartford
Pictured are Je Woo Yon – Chef (Owner) and Jane Yon - 2nd Manager of Sunberry Cafe and Catering. Sunberry Café & Catering in Hartford recently received a $5,000 grant from the Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund.
Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut and the Connecticut Restaurant Association today announced Sunberry Café & Catering in Hartford has received a $5,000 grant from the Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund. The grant was made possible by a $20,000 donation from Goodwill.
"Our team is constantly evaluating new opportunities to strengthen the communities we support and further the impact of our mission," Jeff Wieser, President & CEO, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said. "We are proud to donate $20,000 to the Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund and support the industry that has been so receptive to employment for the individuals that seek help through our Career Centers."
For every 5,000 donation instances at Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut's retail stores and donation centers this April, $1,000 was donated to the Connecticut Restaurant Relief Fund. There were just shy of 100,000 donation instances during the month, resulting in a $20,000 donation.
ABOUT GOODWILL OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT
Goodwill is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, businesses, and communities come together to support people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) helped 895 Connecticut residents find work. Donations of goods and revenue generated from store sales power this mission, with more than 90% reinvested into the programs and services strengthening Connecticut families. GWNC is headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., and has store, donation, and career center locations around the state. To learn more, visit: www.gwct.org.