The public is invited to “enjoy good food with good friends for a great cause” at Fayette County’s inaugural Day of Caring Pancake Brunch.
The pancake brunch will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 at The Well at Sunnyside, a Christian ministry that provides relief to locals facing economic distress.
The Well at Sunnyside is hosting the event in collaboration with Day of Caring 365, the Warehouse, Fayette County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, and the Emergency Housing Coalition. There is a charge for tickets to the brunch. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to those local non-profit organizations to help the hungry and homeless in Fayette County.
“This is our first brunch in Fayette County, but Day of Caring has been doing the brunches for 26 years,” said Christina Blair, the planner for Community Action Commission of Fayette County.
The brunch will provide a generous helping of Bob Evans pancakes and sausage with juice and coffee.
Day of Caring’s website, dayofcaring.org, provides more information about its services and outreach. The Beavercreek, Ohio 501c3 non-profit organization has helped local communities raise over $750,000 in the past 26 years. This year will mark the 27th Annual Day of Caring Pancake Brunch for the organization. In addition to the Washington Court House Day of Caring Pancake Brunch, 40 other pancake brunches will be held simultaneously Feb. 26 at other locations throughout Ohio and Indiana.
The event is an opportunity to raise money for local non-profits that work closely with the hungry and homeless, and a way to coordinate efforts of volunteers and donors who would like to give back to their community.
“When people come together to help one another, there is a sense of community and purpose that evolves,” said Day of Caring founder and board president, Jan Venkayya. “The caring acts of over 500 dedicated volunteers and brunch donors will create long-lasting benefits for the community.”
The brunch is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 and will go until 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors (60-plus) or children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets will also be available for pre-sale from participating volunteers at The Well at Sunnyside, Warehouse, and Community Action. For more details, call or Pam Coburn at 614-735-2957.
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