19 Chicago Restaurants Serve up Specialty Items to Help One Hope United Prevent Child Abuse

19 Chicago Restaurants Serve up Specialty Items to Help One Hope United Prevent Child Abuse

March 28, 2017 launches monthlong “Go Blue Chicago Restaurant Collective

What: One Hope United invites local foodies to Go Blue during its annual effort to shine a spotlight on and fundraise for the nonprofit’s child abuse prevention programs during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Nineteen Chicago restaurants have joined One Hope United’s month-long “Go Blue Chicago Restaurant Collective,” part of a campaign supporting National Child Abuse Prevention Month, culminating in the organization’s April 29 annual fundraiser, Hope in Action. Go Blue restaurants will feature a variety of menu items for local diners to sip, savor or feast on. Proceeds benefit One Hope United’s child abuse prevention programs. One Hope United is one of Chicago’s oldest private human service organizations, working to ensure every child can look forward to a life without limits.

Go Blue menu offerings include select cocktails from Nellcôte, Blue Boost Juice and Blueberry Tom Collins from Beatrix, a Chef Tasting Dinner from Davanti Enoteca and a host of other food and beverage offerings at other participating restaurants throughout April (see list of participating restaurants below).

When: Tuesday, March 28, 6p.m. to 9p.m., is the Go Blue KickOff

Where: Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph St. (in the Randolph Street Restaurant Row)

Marco Foster, one of One Hope United’s most passionate ambassadors, conceived of the Go Blue Chicago Restaurant Collective concept four years ago to raise awareness of and contributions for child abuse prevention. Foster is being honored for his philanthropic work at One Hope United’s annual fundraiser on April 29th.

“‘Go Blue’ is an opportunity for Chicago diners to help make life safer for children,” said Foster. “As someone who grew up in a good foster home, I know firsthand the value of One Hope United’s work to ensure kids grow up in supportive and positive environments. I’m thankful that these Chicago restaurants are shining a light on child abuse prevention and supporting One Hope United’s efforts to ensure that no child experiences the trauma of abuse.”

As an added bonus, attendees at the Go Blue kickoff will be offered discounted tickets for One Hope United’s Annual Hope in Action fundraiser, April 29, 2017 at the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams, Chicago. Foster will receive the organization’s Ermit Finch Impact Award during the event, for his deep commitment to children and families. The event also features stand-up comedy by Saturday Night Live alumni Tim Meadows and Colin Quinn.

As an added incentive to dine out for a good cause, the Go Blue Restaurant Collective encourages any foodie to Instagram a featured Go Blue menu item at any partnering restaurant and tag #GoBlue4OHU for a chance to win a fabulous prize package, including gift certificates from participating restaurants.

These Go Blue restaurants are joining One Hope United to help prevent child abuse by serving specialty menu items during the entire month of April (Please visit the OHU Go Blue website for the most updated list of restaurants):

Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie (710 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington)
Beatrix (519 N. Clark St.; 671 N. St Clair St.)
Ciao! Café & Wine Lounge (939 W. Madison St.)
Davanti Enoteca (30 E. Hubbard St.; 1359 W. Taylor St.; 800 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs)
Franco’s Ristorante (300 W. 31st St.)
Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Imperial Lamian (6 W. Hubbard St.)
Jack & Ginger’s (2048 W. Armitage Ave.)
Jam ‘n Honey (958 W. Webster Ave.)
The Hampton Social (353 W. Hubbard St.)
Leghorn Chicken (600 N. LaSalle Dr., 959 N. Western Ave.)
Nellcôte (833 W. Randolph St.)
Old Town Social (455 W. North Ave.)
Rio’s d’Sudamerica (2010 W. Armitage Ave.)
RM Champagne Salon (116 N. Green St.)

About One Hope United:
One Hope United is a private human service organization that offers a diverse array of early childhood education, prevention, intervention and community-based programs. The non-profit began over 120 years ago with the same vision it holds today: for every child and family, life without limits. One Hope United’s team of more than 800 talented professionals serves over 10,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.

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