Sine 1991 the last Sunday in February has been declared a Day of Caring by a variety of churches and local service organizations. A local grass roots organization that has raised over $500,000 through pancakes, founder Jan Venkayya’s vision is summed up with their vision statement: a single act of caring ripples to benefit many.
This year over 20 groups will be serving up a pancake and sausage brunch with all proceeds benefiting local Hunger and Housing Coalitions. Locations, times and more information can be found on Day of Caring’s website.
Not all sites will serve pancakes, The Greek Orthodox Church conducts a Honey Puff Sale every year on the day of the brunch to benefit Day of Caring; the Dayton Jewish Federation serves kosher food and in what may be the most interesting menu, the Dayton Arab American Forum (DAAF) be will be serving up a traditional Middle Eastern style Brunch at the Miami Valley School. Most brunches run just $6 and due to underwriting by area businesses like CareSource, DP & L, Cargill, Lamar Advertising and Bob Evans and foundations including Levin Family Foundation and Iddings, products have been donated and all costs of the event are covered by the sponsors.
For more information please contact the Day of Caring office at 937-320-1687 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at brunch on Sunday, Feb 26th!