MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Businesses helping the community. That's what a loving village is all about, especially during the holidays, Mamaroneck leaders said during a recent check presentation.
Bill Jablonski, owner of Sedona Taphouse at 640 E. Boston Post Road, raised more than $600 while selling steak dinners.
Sedona Taphouse hosts "Steak Out for Charity Mondays" in celebration of one charitable organization each month. A delicious Black Angus Flat Iron Steak is served for lunch and dinner for $6.00. And $1.00 of every steak sale is donated to a charitable organization featured that month
For November, proceeds went to Mamaroneck's Community Resource Center at 134 Center Ave.
Joining Jablonski at a check presentation ceremony were CRC board member John Ferris, CRC's co-executive directors and Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum.
"It's very apropos in this holiday season," Rosenblum said. "What we represent here is the best in America. We have business and community organizations helping each other. There's nothing better than a friendly village, so I just congratulate everybody."
CRC Co-Executive Director Gail Vidales said: “We thank Sedona Taphouse for hosting Community Resource Center for the month of November. It’s great to see community support for community-based organizations.”
CRC Co-Executive Director Jirandy Martinez said, "I thank the community members for coming out. . . . We are proud to be a part of this generous community and grateful to business owners who promote giving to nonprofits year-round.”
The Community Resource Center -- formerly known as the Hispanic Resource Center -- was founded in 1998 to promote the cultural, economic, educational and professional integration of immigrants to the larger community and advocate for those in need. CRC aims to provide the tools to prepare new immigrant families to become self-sufficient and active members of the community.
"Over our 18 years in existence, we have grown from a community initiative designed and acting as a clearinghouse of information and referral services, to an organization that provides comprehensive direct client services and programs," Martinez said.