give the gift of warmth

So the holidays may be officially over (although with the heavy snowfall outside it doesn’t necessarily feel like it), but it’s not too late to keep the gift-giving and spirit of the season alive.

Stephanie, a follower of this blog, sent me an e-mail yesterday about a great event and an incredibly easy way for everyone to help out those that are less fortunate. The West Side Catholic Center, a nonprofit homeless resource, is desperately short men’s coats. To help out, Stephanie teamed up with Bier Market and Bar Cento for a coat drive on Sunday, January 18. There are two ways we can help: bring a coat in for the center to distribute, or mention the WSCC to your bartender/server and the restaurant will donate 15% of the check directly to the center.

This isn’t an event sponsored by any group or even the restaurant, it’s just an idea Stephanie came up with and it’s her way of trying to help those in need and give back – pretty impressive if you ask me.


  1. Will
    Posted January 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    very good cause! I’m going to try and swing by there on my way to Melt for dinner and drop a few coats off.


  2. Anonymous
    Posted January 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for sharing this info! You rock! -Steph