help a family - Take your own out to dinner tonight

  1. <<Make a "donation" by enjoying dinner out on the town:

    There were no survivors Emil's Windows of the World Restaurant at the top of the WTC. The name list of the lost employees looks like a Spanish telephone directory. We were hearing so much about all the help going to families of the employees of the brokerage firms but nothing for the mostly immigrant families of these waiters,waitresses, busboys, chefs, etc. Now there is help in the form of a fund specifically set up for them. If anyone wants to contribute, its simple - Go out to dinner October 11th at one of
    the participating restaurants:

    The world-wide Windows of Hope fundraiser is Oct 11th. Restaurants from all over the globe, including the neighborhood pizzeria and local Grill are donating anywhere from ten to one hundred percent of their proceeds from October 11th to the families of the employees of Windows on the World Restaurant and the other restaruants in the WTC who lost their lives in the attack of Sept.11.

    A full list of participating restaurants can be found at
    NYC has hundreds and hundreds of listings but this is a world-wide effort so look for a restaurant in your hometown and treat yourself to a dinner out on Oct 11. Making a donation and helping another family couldn't have been made easier or more pleasurable. >>

    "What: Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund will provide aid to the families of victims of the World Trade Center tragedy who worked in the foodservice profession throughout the entire complex.
    David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, the restaurant's executive chef, Michael Lomonaco, Tom Valenti, Chef/Owner Ouest Restaurant, Waldy Malouf, Chef/Owner, Beacon Restaurant established the fund to be administered by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and David Berdon & Co. LLP.

    WHEN: On Thursday, October 11, 2001, restaurants and food establishments throughout the world are donating at least ten (10) percent up to one hundred (100) percent of their evening's sales to the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund!

    Any food service establishment, company or organization affiliated with the food and beverage industry, is welcome and encouraged to participate in this initiative, which will continue to provide support as long as needed for all families in the foodservice profession who suffered.
    By taking part in this effort, you will be initiating a fund that will provide immediate emergency aid as well as future scholarships and funds for the families of the victims.

    HELP PHONE: Windows on the World Family Emergency Help Line 877-***-****

    David Emil Owner Windows on the World and Beacon
    Michael Lomonaco Executive Chef Windows on the World
    Glenn Vogt General Manager Windows on the World
    Tom Valenti Chef/Owner Ouest Restaurant
    Waldy Malouf Chef/Co-Owner Beacon Restaurant
    Geoffrey Zakarian Executive Chef Town Restaurant
    Martha Bear Dallis President Bear Dallis Associates
    Julia Jordan Associate Professor NYC Technical College, CUNY

    American Culinary Federation
    American Institute of Wine & Food
    B.R. Guest Inc.
    Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
    Careers Through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.
    Chefs Collaborative
    City Harvest, Inc.
    Culinary Institute of America
    David Berdon & Co., LLP
    Factor 50 Inc.
    Food and Wine
    Gallo Wine of Sanoma
    Gourmet Magazine
    Grand Marnier
    Institute of Culinary Education
    International Association of Culinary Professionals
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Johnny Walker Black
    Julia Child
    Les Dames d'Escoffier International
    New York City Technical College, CUNY
    New York Women's Culinary Alliance
    Nina and Tim Zagat
    NY Magazine
    Restaurant Trade
    Schieffelin & Somerest
    Share Our Strength
    Slow Food
    Societé Culinaire Philanthropique
    Society For Food Service Management
    Specialty Coffee Association of America
    Table to Table Northeast New Jersey
    The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation
    The James Beard Foundation
    Union Square Hospitality Group
    Vatel Club, Inc.
    White Plains Linen
    Women Chefs & Restranteurs
    - - and many other companies and organizations . . . (list in formation)

    STATUS: 501(c)3 charitable fund: Confirmation of Windows of Hope 501(c)3 status and other tax related information can be found at:
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  3. by   -jt
    I'll be twirling spaghetti onto a spoon at Bienvenuti's Trattoria tonight - a charming little inexpensive neighborhood pizzeria that is participating in the Windows of Hope Fundraising event to benefit the families (mostly immigrants) who lost loved ones working at the WTC restaurants. Where are you having your Oct 11th dinner?

    Windows Of Hope - Restaurant directory