LEXINGTON, KY, November 27, 2017 – Coles 735 Main, one of downtown Lexington’s popular locally owned restaurants, is kicking off this holiday season with a different mission than many small businesses: to give back to the local community. The restaurant recently announced the launch of a new program – Cole’s Community Table – aimed at regularly benefitting a variety of charities in the Bluegrass Region.
Led by Executive Chef and Owner Cole Arimes, the Cole’s Community Table program is dedicated to generating much-needed funds for a different local charity each month. The restaurant team will partner with each charity to coordinate a monthly dinner in the dining room of Coles 735 Main, during which a percentage of the evening's proceeds will be donated directly to the selected organization. Coles 735 Main will also assist in promoting the charity’s mission to customers before and during each month's event.
“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of the Lexington community throughout our five years of business,” said Arimes. “Since we opened in 2012, our restaurant team has always strived to give back, whether we’re featuring local artists in our dining room or serving as guest chefs at benefit events. Launching our Community Table program is an exciting way to reach even more of the community and introduce our customers to some of the great charitable work being done throughout the region.”
The first Cole’s Community Table event was hosted on November 13, 2017 in support of On The Move Art Studio, an organization that aims to make the arts accessible to all young people by bringing its renovated vintage trailer of art supplies directly to communities in need.
“Our experience as the nonprofit partnering with Cole's Community Table could not have been better,” said Josh Nadzam, co-founder and Director of On The Move Art Studio. “Not only were we able to raise a significant amount of money to fuel our mission and help us continue to serve low-income children, we made many new connections that are so important in sustaining our services. We are so grateful for the generous team at Cole's; they set the standard that all restaurants should strive towards!”
Upcoming Cole’s Community Table dinners for the next two months include:
December 6, 2017: Riding for Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.
January 2017 (date TBD): Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse.
All local nonprofit or charitable organizations are encouraged to apply to be part of a Cole’s Community Table event. More information regarding the program and how to get involved is available at www.coles735main.com/charity.
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