On January 7th, Goodies Restaurant, located at 111 Boston Post Road in Orange, CT, presented Make-A-Wish with a generous donation. Earlier in December as Goodies prepared to open its doors for the first time in its new Orange location, the restaurant decided to do something meaningful in its community.
On Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th, Goodies Orange hosted a live training event for its employees. From 10am-2pm and 5pm-8ppm, guest diners were invited to participate in the training – at no cost! One complimentary menu item was offered to each guest from a limited menu and in lieu of payment for their meal; donations to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut were requested.
Goodies was established in 2006 and has been family owned and operated ever since. Employees and diners alike were excited to take part in the interactive and philanthropic experience. “This is Goodies 2nd location and 1st ever event with Make-A-Wish,” shared Chris Danas. “When we learned about the opportunity to do this for our opening, we were excited to contribute to the group and help out a family in need.”
Joining Make-A-Wish and Goodies staff members was also a Wish Family who shared their wish experience and help thank Goodies and the Orange community for their support. “It’s events like these that allow us to continue in our mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions,” shared Michael Dominick, Community & Media Relations Manager at Make-A-Wish Connecticut.n “The team at Goodies truly embraced their fundraising effort with such energy and excitement, people were more than happy to contribute to the effort, and we are so grateful to have been a part of it.”
For more information on Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit CT.WISH.ORG.