Spring for Charity

| May 10, 2012

Come out and dine at The Grille at Four Corners restaurant on 175 East Franklin Street from May 14-18, 2012 and enjoy a delicious meal while helping contribute to a local charity.

During this inaugural Spring for Charity event, 20% of all proceeds from food sales will go directly to the charity of the day. There will also be a raffle held with prizes including a signed UNC Basketball by Roy Williams, and a package of four tickets to a UNC Football game with a dinner at Four Corners restaurant included. 100% of the proceeds generated from raffle ticket sales will be divided among all five charities!


Monday, May 14th: TABLE

TABLE is a Carrboro-based, non-profit hunger relief organization that focuses exclusively on local childhood hunger. Each week, TABLE puts healthy food, including fresh produce, directly into the hands of Chapel Hill & Carrboro elementary school children who would otherwise go hungry on weekends and at other times of the year when subsidized school meals are unavailable. It brings together UNC students and community members to get food to local hungry kids and to raise awareness of local childhood hunger. TABLE is currently distributing more than 4,900 pounds of food per month to over 135 elementary school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. For more information about TABLE, visit their web site: http://www.tablenc.org/


Tuesday, May 15th: The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of all students. The Walking Classroom is an in-school obesity intervention program that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong fitness habits for all students while addressing different learning styles. Using WalkKits, the method combines standards-aligned academic content and exercise during the regular school day. Students walk, listen and learn! For more information about The Walking Classroom, visit their web site: www.thewalkingclassroom.org


Wednesday, May 16th: The Arc of Orange County

The Arc serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It offers a variety of services to teach important social and communication skills and fosters social interactions and a sense of community. Services range from group programs to individual services in order to address the needs of every individual at the Arc. It also supports the families and primary caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It offers respite services and provides information and aid to the loved ones and caregivers who work hard to provide for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the Arc advocates for the equal treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and works to gain acceptance of these individuals by society. It works to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live in their communities as productive members of society. The Arc of Orange County is a local chapter of The Arc, a nationwide nonprofit organization. The Arc was created in 1950 by a group of parents and concerned individuals to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The organization has grown over time and has become a nationwide network of chapters dedicated to the support and advocacy for people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about The Arc of Orange County, visit their web site: www.arcoforange.org


Thursday, May 17th: Volunteers for Youth

Volunteers for Youth has a simple mission – to positively integrate young people into the community and help them recognize that they are valuable and important. Every young person in VFY’s programs deserves a chance, and in some cases a second chance, to be strong and productive. They believe that every child in our community counts, no matter how dire their circumstances. Volunteers for Youth’s programs help youth become members of the community by cultivating their strengths, encouraging positive relationships and developing their abilities to make responsible choices. Our programs include a Volunteer Mentor Program that matches youth with adult mentors, a Juvenile Community Services and Restitution Program that helps youth complete court-ordered community service, the Orange County Teen Court which provides an alternative court program for middle and high school students, and Volunteers for Youth’s newest program, Every Girl Counts, which empowers young women through a life skills curriculum that fosters pride, self-esteem and a sense of achievement. For more information about Volunteers for Youth, visit their web site: www.volunteersforyouth.org.

For more information about Volunteers for Youth, click here to read The Chapel Hill Recorder article: “Volunteers for Youth.”


Friday, May 18th: East Chapel Hill High School

East Chapel Hill High School is the second of three high schools to be opened in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Public School System, located at 500 Weaver Dairy Road, and the Principal is Ms. Eileen M. Tully. It is a state-of-the-art public high school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. U.S. News & World Report recognizes East as 77th of the best high schools in the nation, with a projected 95% of students continuing their education at the college and university level. For more information about East Chapel Hill High School, visit their web site: http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=46&



If you have not been to Four Corners recently, it has been under new ownership by Kristian Bawcom since 2010, and the food has gotten a major facelift — well, a tastelift. He has completely revamped the menu, and buys all of his produce locally from organic and sustainable farms. For those Bar & Grill devotees, you can still find pub favorites like nachos, Bar-B-Q and deli sandwiches, cheese fries and wings — twelve flavors of wings, in fact! And Bawcom has also added a homemade spicy black bean veggie burger and a vegetable plate, for some healthier vegetarian options.

After 20 years in the restaurant business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bawcom arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on the wings of love. While he was on vacation in the Bahamas, Bawcome met a woman named Deb and he knew immediately she was “The One.” Fortunately for us, she was a long-time Chapel Hill resident, and the minute Bawcom visited her in Chapel Hill, it was also love at first sight for our wonderful town. Soon afterward, he relocated here to be Deb’s husband, and almost immediately purchased Four Corners. His dream of owning his own restaurant was finally a reality. Ever since, Bawcome has been revamping the famous Franklin Street landmark back to the original incarnation of Four Corners, named after legendary Dean Smith’s defensive strategy of keep-away that us locals all know and love, and he has done a wonderful job!

Now that he is settled in his new home on the Hill, Bawcom and his wife both decided they wanted to be more involved in the local community and do their part to give something back. Thus, Spring for Charity was born. This is a wonderful opportunity to support a local cause and enjoy a great meal, so be sure to stop by Four Corners next week! If you are unable to make it out for Spring for Charity week, you may still purchase raffle tickets, or you can donate to any of these local causes directly through their web sites. For more information about The Grille at Four Corners, visit their web site: http://fourcornersbar.com

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