Posts Tagged ‘The Firebox Initiative’

Take Out for a Cause: How to Help in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

During this confusing and uncertain time, there are still ways that you can safely contribute to our local community. Have you heard of the Firebox Initiative?

The following is an excerpt from their Facebook page:

The Firebox Initiative Inc. was founded by restaurant people for restaurant people. Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp know what it means to suffer through tough times. When their restaurant, Southern Soul Barbeque, burned down on March 27, 2010 they did not know how they would get through. They quickly found out that their friends in the community and in the restaurant business would lift them up in their time of need. They have never forgotten that feeling and it is what drives their desire to help others with the Firebox Initiative.
The Firebox Initiative provides grants to employees of our restaurant community in Coastal Georgia. We help service industry employees who are in financial need because of an illness, accident or natural disaster. We will also help provide direct grants to restaurant employees who need help paying for funeral arrangements for immediate family members.

How can you help? It’s easy! All you have to do is order the following menu* items from local restaurants on the following days or simply go here to donate.

**Be sure to find the current menu on Firebox’s Facebook or Instagram pages as it rotates weekly.**

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Easter 2020 in the Golden Isles

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Celebrations are obviously looking very different this year. While we’re still under a shelter in place order, there are still a few ways you can get festive while supporting the local community.

In addition to nightly takeout, some restaurants are offering Easter Dinner to-go. Halyard’sCertified Burgers, A Moveable Feast and Bistro Eleven88  are all offering meals but be sure to reserve ahead of time.

Local artists like Ed Hose are helping us keep busy by offering free print outs to color. Thank you, Ed! ((Fun fact, you may recognize her work from our sold out kid’s book, The Princess and the Crab.))

Confetti Couture Events is even offering a local fundraiser called Egg Your Yard. With limited spots left, if you live locally, you can sign up to participate.

Not only will your very own Easter egg hunt be delivered, you can also help support the Kid’s Port Museum, The Firebox Initiative (donating to local F&B workers) or Safe Harbor Children’s Center.

If you’re in need of a few Easter treats, be sure to check out the cuties from St. Simons Sweets that are available for delivery.

Have any suggestions that we may have missed? Feel free to let us know!