Hel’s Kitchen Cares
All of us at Hel’s Kitchen Catering understand how fortunate we are to be a part of an industry that touches people at some of the most emotional times in their lives. Whether we are celebrating the beginning of new life, the joining of two people on their life journey or mourning the passing of family or old friends, our business is to tap into our customers’ feelings and use our talents and resources to create a magnificent celebration, honor a meaningful occasion or softly provide comfort and support. For nearly a quarter of a century, our overarching philosophy of listen first, understand our customers vision and then engage all of resources to build menus and events around that shared vision has served us well and allowed our company to be successful and grow.
As we approach our 30th year as one of the premier catering companies on the North Shore, we are thankful and appreciative for the prosperity we enjoy. And like any good corporate neighbor, we do and always have supported a variety of local organizations as they work to strengthen the foundations of our local community.
But it is time for us to do more. For even as we toil every day to prepare the wonderful menus that have become our trademark, there are far too many people in the world who struggle every day merely to survive.
As we contemplate how we can help in some small way, we would like to introduce Hel’s Kitchen Cares – our program of matching giving. Here’s how it works:
Below you will find a list of six wonderful organizations that quietly do tireless work to alleviate hunger and suffering every day. When you have booked an event with Hel’s Kitchen Catering, you can make a donation to any of these organizations. You choose the amount you would like to give and send the check made out to the charity of your choice to your event coordinator. Hel’s Kitchen Catering will match your donation up to 3% of the total food and beverage cost of your celebration. Then, we’ll send your check and Hel’s check to that charity. It’s as easy as that. Double your gift. Double our gift. This is our small way of giving back, one customer and one good charity at a time.
ALSAC – St. Jude
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
Direct Relief International provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest at home and throughout the world. We work to strengthen the in-country health efforts of our partners by providing essential material resources – medicines, supplies and equipment.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 1999 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.
MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
These are extraordinarily hard times for hungry families, and for the hunger response organizations that offer them a safety net of food and dignity. The rising price of groceries, the housing crisis, the prospect of rising unemployment and an economy in severe disarray are increasing the financial hardship and anxiety faced by poor and at-risk families. MAZON grantees, and others on the frontlines fighting hunger in this country, see the concern and hear the anxiety in the faces and voices of increasing numbers of people who never thought they would need to turn to charity for food assistance.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, its work takes them into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves.