Working in the culinary industry can be inspiring when you’re working for a Client that not only takes cares of its employees but strives to make a difference around the block and around the world.
Inspired to find a way to use our culinary forces for good, our team in Washington, D.C. launched a Charity of the Month program at their café. On the last Friday of every month, they host a lunchtime fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the chosen charity.
The charities are chosen through personal stories or networking connections and the lunch fundraisers are a wonderful combination of of food, community and awareness.
The program started in February 2019 and has already raised $1,400!
The teams’ goal is $5k by end of year.
Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising
Working in tandem with our Client and representatives from the chosen charity, the lunches are promoted across our D.C. campus, and when lunchtime hits, our team whips out a delicious meal, themed around the cause.
The chosen charity for June 2019 is Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL). SMYAL supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.
It’s a reminder that not all heroes wear capes, some wear chef coats, and Flagship’s culinary team has just started making a heroic difference in D.C.!