Sunday, April 12, 2009

Atlanta Fundraisers for Earthquake victims (terremoto)

From the newsletter of CIANCIA, the Italian Conversation Club of Atlanta, news of two fundraisers for the people displaced by last week's devastating earthquake in southern Italy:


1.
U RESTAURANT GROUP BENEFIT FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Please join us in the effort to raise funds for the people affected by the earthquake. On Tuesday, April 21st, U Restaurants will host the Dine Out for Earthquake Relief.

This is a great pledge of Riccardo Ullio, as all profits from dinner at Sotto Sotto, Fritti, Cuerno and Beleza will go to provide relief for the victims through the International Red Cross. In order to raise additional funds, U Restaurants will hold a raffle featuring an array of great prizes, worth over $4500, from U Restaurants and other local retailers. Raffle tickets can be purchased at all U Restaurants and will be available at Tuesday’s Ciancia meeting.

Here is a list of the prizes so far:

*5-course wine dinner for four at Shaun’s restaurant Value $400
*Saturday night entry for 8, VIP table reservation and bottle service at The Mark Ultralounge Value $ 500
*Happy-hour tapas and sangria party for 30 people at Cuerno restaurant Value $1500
*Five course wine dinner for 8 at Sotto Sotto restaurant Value $800
*Five course wine dinner for four at Rathbun’s restaurant Value $400
*Six course tasting menu with wine pairings for two at Restaurant Eugene Value $220
*VIP entry for 10, table and bottle service at Tongue and Groove Nightclub Value $500
*Three hour limo ride from all executive limo service Value $ 250
*Headshot by celebrity photographer Lou Freeman Value $350
*Five course tasting menu with wine pairings for two at Aria Value $250

Date: Tuesday, April 21st
Time: Lunch and Dinner
Location: U Restaurants

2.
CIANCIA, ITALIAN MEETUP AND BRETT HOLTZCLAW FUNDRAISER FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AT VARASANO’S PIZZERIA

Varasano's Pizzeria, in conjunction with Brett Holtzclaw, Italian Meetup, and CIANCIA, is hosting a night of fantastic food and drink, to support our Italian community and their families back in the homeland.

We invite Atlanta to come out and party with a purpose. 10% of proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross International Response Fund, earmarked for the Italian Earthquake, to provide relief for those affected by this disaster. Additional donations are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Varasano's Pizzeria - 2171 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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