Beer Engine Fundraiser For The LCAC Both Successful And Fun!
On behalf of Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation (LCAC), I am honored to thank the Beer Engine, their wonderful staff and the hundreds of supporters of the LCAC here in Lakewood who worked together to raise $8,580 during the Beer Engine’s 10th anniversary charity fundraiser for the LCAC that was held from March 13th through March 19th.
Beer Engine owners, Robert and Garin Wright, designated 10% of ALL their proceeds for the entire week go toward helping the LCAC and those they serve here in Lakewood! And, as if that was not enough, their amazing staff, led by GM Peter Stancato, encouraged their patrons to purchase more than 100 paper mugs and paper beer kegs to decorate their walls. The Beer Engine then donated 100% of the proceeds of the $1.00 and $5.00 beer mugs and $25.00 beer kegs to the LCAC as well.
Also, I could not be more proud of LCAC volunteer board members Alison Breckel and Brett Miller for leading this effort on behalf of the LCAC as well as board members Larry Baldanza, John Hunter, Dave Rothhaas, Chris Crawford, Ellen Todia, Charles Ballou, Celia Dorsch, Dave Breudigam, John Hunter (as well as past board members Mary Ellen Shramek, Karen Anderson and Ellen Gallagher) and their families and friends, for showing their support of the Beer Engine and the LCAC by repeatedly (and I do mean repeatedly) having a great time sampling the tasty menu and the delicious beer selection that was created for the anniversary week.
As many of you well know, the goal of the LCAC for over 27 years now has been to create fun city-wide events that allows us all to work together as a caring community to provide at least 300 families all the "fixings" for a full holiday meal at Thanksgiving and another 300 at Christmas! While a majority of our canned foods are donated by the schools, business, churches and other groups here in Lakewood via food drives, making the full holiday food baskets happen still requires the LCAC to raise approximately $25,000 each year to pay for 600 turkeys, 600 bags of potatoes, 600 pies and the remaining items that a family needs to have a great holiday meal.
Plus, each spring, the LCAC does a spring cleaning drive to provide approximately 200 families and seniors with cleaning supplies that they would otherwise struggle to afford.
That’s why this effort by the Beer Engine and you, the community, was so amazing!
The kind and generous donation from the Beer Engine, and the much appreciated donations from you the Lakewood community, will not only pay for ALL of the supplies for the Spring Cleaning Drive, but for almost ALL of the turkeys for the Thanksgiving Food Drive as well.
If I could, I would like to thank each and every one of you in person. And there is no better way to do that than by inviting you to join me and the LCAC for the Spring Cleaning Distribution on May 13th at 9:00 am in the back parking lot of the Masonic Temple locate at 15300 Detroit Ave.
See you there!
Jeff Worron is the President of the LCAC all-volunteer board.
Jeff Worron is the President of the LCAC all-volunteer board