Last year, VIBE Conference raised more than $54 thousand for CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), and this year they are teaming up again for the 4th Annual Silent Auction.
The Silent Auction was constructed to help the families of those employees who make your businesses run seamlessly. Bidding will take place on March 25th from 9am – 5pm and March 26th from 9am – 1:30pm during the VIBE Conference, to be held in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort, and 100% of the proceeds will support children in need.
"CORE is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be the official charity of VIBE for the 4th year in a row. VIBE is the perfect platform for us to continue to gain awareness in the food and beverage industry and we are truly humbled by the growing support we continue to see from year to year," said Lauren LaViola, Executive Director, CORE. "We couldn't raise the money that we do without the support of the VIBE team and we are honored to be a part of such an outstanding conference. We look forward to VIBE 2014 and many VIBES to come." To learn more about participating or donating contact Lauren Laviola at [email protected] or visit www.COREgives.org.
CORE is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization funded by donations from industry operators, suppliers, and distributors. The organization’s objective is to benefit the community of foodservice/hospitality employees, whether working full-time or part time, that make our industry tick. The organization was started by a small group of operators and suppliers in 2004 while at the NRA Show in Chicago. As of today CORE has helped children all across the country. 100% of the funds raised are used to fulfill a variety of needs and wishes for children of the hospitality industry’s workforce.
CORE’s charter directs that these funds are to be used to support “wishes” for children of restaurant employees who have been afflicted with life threatening illnesses or affected by a significant life-altering circumstance, to help them achieve their dreams in the midst of a heart-breaking journey. This may include anything from a visit to meet Grandparents they’ve never seen, or a dinner for the child and their family with Mickey Mouse or a Super Hero as a break from on-going chemo treatments, or to replace a wheelchair or other piece of equipment that may have been lost in a fire or a hurricane like Super Storm Sandy. CORE takes referrals and applications for support of these children and their families via their website, www.COREgives.org. Once chosen, each sponsored child and family is assigned an “aunt” or “uncle” from among the CORE Board of Directors to communicate with them, and to facilitate logistics and supplemental support. Please step up. We’re counting on you. They’re counting on you. They’re counting on CORE. (Donate at www.COREgives.org)