What better way to make a splash in the community than by sponsoring free ID cards for kids? How about adding free balloon creatures and delicious food?
Moe's Southwest Grill, a new restaurant just off Westfields Boulevard, donated $2 of every burrito sold on Saturday, March 25 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Center set up a booth outside to make free ID cards for kids and talk to parents about child safety. "ID cards are always free," says Lisa Cullen, who helped man the booth. "We don't want anything to stand in the way of families being able to get them." Events like Saturday's let parents know that the cards are available and that their kids should carry them.
Raving Brands, which owns Moe's, is "one of the most creative teams I've ever seen," says Susan Culler, vice president of development and communications for the center. She said they have a strong history community involvement. Moe's opened the previous Thursday, and donated a percentage of all proceeds from Thursday through Saturday to the Center. B. Bow the Clown made balloon aliens, bears and more for the kids. The event began with a ribbon cutting for the restaurant, which was attended by Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey, Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, and Rep. Tom Davis.