By DREW SINGER and JAKE GROSSMAN
The Los Angeles chapter of The Thread Alliance is a 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission is to raise awareness for child abuse. This charity was started by Sheila Aron.
We decided to bring The Thread Alliance to Los Angeles because we wanted to make a difference in our community for children who have been neglected or abused. No child should have to go through abuse from their parent or anyone else who they come in contact with.
According to DoSomething.org, approximately five children die every day due to child abuse. Even if one child is abused, that is one child too many.
Yet, unfortunately, it is far more children than one child who faces abuse and neglect daily, and these children need our help. We want to help them and hope our community wants to join us in our efforts.
As part of our mission to raise money and awareness for child abuse, we are bringing the Thread Alliance’s “Blue Plate Special” to Los Angeles. The Blue Plate Special is The Thread Alliance’s citywide public awareness and education campaign encouraging the people of Los Angeles to take action against child abuse and toward healing.
Several local restaurants have agreed to participate in the Blue Plate Special. Specifically, they have agreed to donate a percentage of their proceeds from one or more dishes between the dates of Aug. 1-15.
The money raised by the “Blue Plate Special” will go to Children’s Advocacy Centers of California. The generous local restaurants that are participating in the Blue Plate Special are Bru’s Wiffle in Santa Monica, Kayndaves and Taj Palace in Pacific Palisades, and The Yogurt Shoppe in Brentwood.
•Bru’s Wiffle will be donating its delicious Biscuits and Gravy + Fried Chicken from Aug. 1-15.
•Kayndaves will be donating 10 percent of its proceeds from the Seared Ahi Arugula Salad, Chicken Suiza Enchilada Lunch Plate, Molcajete and the Chicken Mole Enchiladas during Aug. 1-15.
•Taj Palace will be donating 10 percent of its entire bill every Tuesday from Aug. 1-15.
•The Yogurt Shoppe in Brentwood will donate 15 percent of its proceeds from 5-7 p.m. for the entire month of August.
To help support The Thread Alliance and raise money to fight child abuse, please consider going to these restaurants during the time periods listed above. Don’t forget to mention The Thread Alliance when you order from these participating restaurants.
Please join us on the journey to bring awareness to end child abuse. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.