While at VIBE Conference on March 20-21, 2013 in Las Vegas, enjoying workshops and seminars and hopefully learning practical tips at to take back to your business, please remember that the hospitality industry is dedicated to helping others. Through the VIBE Conference, we’d like to help the families of those employees who make your businesses run seamlessly. To accomplish this, there will be an ongoing silent auction to support CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees). CORE, the official charity of VIBE, is a nonprofit organization that helps provide special support to children of restaurant employees.
CORE is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization funded by donations from industry operators, suppliers, and distributors. The organization’s objective is to benefit the community of foodservice/hospitality employees, whether working full-time or part time, that make our industry tick. The organization was started by a small group of operators and suppliers in 2004 while at the NRA Show in Chicago. As of today CORE has helped children all across the country. 100% of the funds raised are used to fulfill a variety of needs and wishes for children of the hospitality industry’s workforce.
CORE’s charter directs that these funds are to be used to support “wishes” for children of restaurant employees who have been afflicted with life threatening illnesses or affected by a significant life-altering circumstance, to help them achieve their dreams in the midst of a heart-breaking journey. This may include anything from a visit to meet Grandparents they’ve never seen, or a dinner for the child and their family with Mickey Mouse or a Super Hero as a break from on-going chemo treatments, or to replace a wheelchair or other piece of equipment that may have been lost in a fire or a hurricane like Super Storm Sandy. CORE takes referrals and applications for support of these children and their families via their website, www.COREgives.org. Once chosen, each sponsored child and family is assigned an “aunt” or “uncle” from among the CORE Board of Directors to communicate with them, and to facilitate logistics and supplemental support. Please step up. We’re counting on you. They’re counting on you. They’re counting on CORE.