Friday, November 15, 2013

Breakfast to help veterans and New Haven's Columbus House to be held at Chip's in Orange

 Columbus House, Inc. of New Haven and Chips Restaurant of Orange on  Friday announced that there will be a pancake breakfast at Chips to benefit homeless Veterans with 100 percent of proceeds supporting the Columbus House Homefront Initiative, according to a release.
The breakfast will be held 6 to 11 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on Nov. 28, at 321 Boston Post Road, the release said.
The pancake breakfast is $10 per person, fixed menu includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 bacon or sausage, coffee or tea and no registration ris equired, the release said.
"All proceeds will support the Homefront, a Columbus House initiative for homeless Veterans that includes street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing."
Local businesses are encouraged to sponsor the annual event, the release said.
"Each year, Chips owner George Chatzopoulos and his staff choose a deserving local charity to benefit from their annual Thanksgiving Benefit Breakfast," the release said. "Suppliers, local businesses, and community friends help make this annual event a success. This year, Chips has once again chosen to support the homeless Veterans initiatives at Columbus House. In 2009 and again in 2011 the breakfast has raised over $7,000 for Columbus House."
Since 1982 Columbus House has been working with numerous city, state and federal agencies along with an entire continuum of non-profit service providers to help get people off of the streets, out of abandoned buildings, off of park benches and into the safety of a shelter. Over the years, services have expanded to include comprehensive case management as well as transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless adults; families with children; women with mental health disorders; adults in early stages of addictions recovery, and homeless Veterans.
For more information on Columbus House or its programs for homeless Veterans, contact John Brooks, (203) 401-4400 x108
For information about Chips, the breakfast, or how you can contribute to or sponsor the event, contact Sheree DiMario at (203) 401-4400 x138.

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