Thank you to everyone that came out on November 14th in support of the Paloma Del Carmen Puerto Rico Fund!
Take note of the their newsletter below for more information:
It’s at the heart of our community. Every day here at Market House at table after table galas are being planned, donations are being made, causes are being discussed and solutions being sought. We’re in awe of and so very proud of the work being done by many a founder, chair and co-chair that are our neighbors and our guests. We know the charities that are central to the very being of many of our guests and we try to support as best we can when we can, be it a gift card for the charity auction, a private room to interview a new director, a tour through the kitchens for disadvantaged children.
This year we’ve decided, in addition, to take one cause per year, one that’s close to the heart of one of our guests and for one night allow them to shine a light on it here.
This year the charity came to us by sisters Sofia Perez-Westmeyer and Astrid Perez Piccolo. Natives of Puerto Rico, they were devastated by the effects of hurricane Maria on their beloved Island. Rather than give straight donations they traveled to Puerto Rico to learn how they could best help and the Paloma del Carmen fund was borne. They met farmers and fisherman and learned how their livelihood in one short time was entirely wiped out. They were determined to give them back their way of life. They have since raised in excess of $350,000 and with that money have seen farms, boats and docks re-built. We are proud of these young women and know you will be as well when you see how they are making a difference. Please make your reservation for November 14th. A percentage of the days proceeds will be donated by the restaurant to their cause. Sofia and Astrid will be here at both lunch and dinner with information about the devastation and about their fund and the work they are doing. That day you are welcome to make additional personal donations to their fund or to the Red Cross. You will be able to understand through their photos and their stories the ravages of hurricanes that have shocked many of our shores in recent years.”