Poway, CA, December 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Headquartered in San Diego County, Chef Works, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacturing of culinary apparel, announced that its charitable giving arm, Chef Works Cares, awarded a $10,000 grant to Israel Manor Inc. (IMI), a Washington, DC-based non-profit whose mission is to serve as a beacon of hope and empowerment and contribute to the growth and prosperity of every resident within Ward 5 and the District of Columbia at large.
The Chef Works Cares grant has been a significant contribution to the construction of a brand new, safe, state-of-the-art play area for toddlers and small children enrolled in Israel Manor Inc.’s Child Development Center (ICDC). A ribbon cutting ceremony for the play area took place on Tuesday, November 17th.
Located in the heart of Ward 5, one of D.C’s rapidly changing and economically diverse communities, the ICDC operates a nationally accredited Child Development Center serving up to 63 infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years old. The Center openly serves all eligible children without restriction to race, religion, gender or socio-economic status. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of enrolled students are from low- and moderate-income families.
“The Gross family and the entire Chef Works team are incredibly proud to provide funding for the construction of this much needed community play area,” states Chef Works CEO Neil Gross. “Our Charitable Giving committee knew it was a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with a dynamic, community- focused organization like Israel Manor Inc. We take great pride in knowing the children of D.C’s Ward 5 will spend countless hours enjoying their new playground while simultaneously enriching their lives through the ‘Power of Play’.”
"IMI is privileged to have the opportunity to shape the future of our most precious gifts -- our children. We honor Chef Works and our local community partners for not only inspiring us, but for supporting our promising scholars to prevail over poverty through play!" says Tondalaya Reed, Chair, Board of Directors IMI.
Now in its second year, Chef Works Cares awards grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to non-profit organizations specializing in either the elimination of children living in poverty; the care of children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities; or protecting and improving the environment for many generations to come. Comprised of Chef Works employees around the globe, the Charitable Giving committee reviews and selects charitable causes which reflect Chef Works Cares’ commitment and mission in the communities where Chef Works employees and their families live and work. In addition to the IMI grant, Chef Works Cares has also provided grant funding to Friendship Circle, San Diego and Future Chefs in Boston.
About Chef Works
Chef Works, Inc. is a worldwide culinary apparel manufacturing and distribution solution for the culinary, hotel, restaurant and food service industries. Offering cost-effective and efficient alternatives for companies of all sizes, Chef Works is the leader in uniform supply management, brand continuity, online ordering, on-site embroidery, personalized reporting, budget coordination and uniform design and distribution. Chef Works successfully manufactures and distributes culinary apparel in over 60 countries. They remain resolute in their mission to provide the best-quality products at the most competitive prices, focusing all of their efforts to ensure complete satisfaction and meet, or exceed, expectations for high-quality, well-designed, comfortable uniforms alongside superior customer service. For more information, visit http://www.chefworks.com/uniforms/about/chef-works-cares/
About Israel Manor Inc.
Located at Israel Baptist Church in NE Washington, DC, Israel Manor Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 faith-based organization, established in 1996 to expand the mission of Israel Baptist Church. IMI was established to develop, deliver and manage needed community development projects and programs. These initiatives are intended to provide education, community outreach, and affordable housing to meet the multiple needs of youth, adults, seniors and families. For more information, visit http://www.israelmanorinc.org/index.html