Friday, March 21, 2008

Eat Dessert For a Good Cause

Eat Dessert For a Good Cause. Though you may not neen much excuse to eat dessert, it certainly is even better when that dessert is also helping to benefit the less fortunate.

From Sunday, March 30th through Friday, April 4th, diners who enjoy a meal at the Beacon Hill Bistro on Charles Street in Boston are being told “Don't skip dessert!” During that week, Beacon Hill Bistro owners Peter and Cecilia Rait are donating all proceeds from desserts ordered with a lunch or dinner entrée to the scholarship program at Hill House, a community center serving Boston’s downtown neighborhoods.

Hill House distributes $20,000 - $25,000 in program scholarships to dozens of area families each fiscal year. All scholarships are need-based and include both full and partial coverage of program fees to help broaden access to programs throughout the Boston community. Recipients are chosen from an applicant pool by a committee comprised of Hill House staff and volunteer Board members. Those awarded scholarships are notified and able to register for programs on a strictly confidential basis. Through quality programs, collaborative partnerships and volunteer support, Hill House seeks to build and foster a strong sense of community and improve the quality of life for Boston-area residents of all ages.

Since its founding 40 years ago, Hill House has provided thousands of children and adults with access to such programs as music for tots, cooking for “tweens”, Tai Chi for senior, and sports like basketball, baseball softball, soccer, karate, fencing and toddler tumbling. Hill House’s scholarship program helps ensure that our programs are available to children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford them.

Today Hill House serves nearly 2,000 families, employs 35 instructors formore than 130 classes, and deploys 90 volunteer coaches. Hill House runs a 10-week summer camp that attracts children from across the city. Community members gather at many fun, free, events such as the annual Pancake Breakfast, monthly meals for seniors, kids holiday parties, family game and movie nights, and much more.

And what is the Beacon Hill Bistro?

The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, is a multi-use property consisting of both an intimate and authentic boutique hotel and an award winning Bistro in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill. The Hotel consists of 12 guest rooms and one in-room suite; blending both modern convenience and historical character reflected in its thoughtful and distinctive design. The Bistro serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as, weekend Brunches and is open 365 days a year.

1 comment:

Lisa Johnson said...

Thanks for giving the heads up on this event! I'm all about the dessert! ; )