Celebrating 13 Years of Charitable Giving on November 14
DENVER, Colorado, November 2, 2017—Mici Handcrafted Italian, Denver’s popular fast-casual spot for hand-crafted Italian fare, amps up their already-robust charitable giving program, Dining for Dollars, by donating 20% of all proceeds when guests mention ‘Urban Peak’ on November 17, 2017, at all four locations, to local organization Urban Peak.
Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness, or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Their goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.
In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Week, Mici will donate 20% of proceeds from all four locations to Urban Peak on Tuesday, November 14—dine-in, carryout and delivery. Guests must mention ‘Urban Peak’ or enter ‘Urban Peak’ in the notes when placing delivery orders online.
Says Chris Venable, Education and Employment Supervisor at Urban Peak, “National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an important time for Urban Peak and we are incredibly grateful to Mici for hosting this event for us. Mici has been, and continues to be, a wonderful employment partner, igniting and empowering youth in our programs to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.”
Mici has been fortunate to be able to support Urban Peak in a variety of ways for the last thirteen years, with the biggest contribution being employing their youth—not many businesses are willing to take a chance on at-risk and homeless youth employees.
It is a partnership that requires some extra effort on Mici’s part—they collaborate with each youth’s caseworker to provide the support that they need to be successful—but is well worth the endeavor.
Mici provides stable employment for Urban Peak youths who have been through their job readiness training. Mici provides the youth with special support to gain skills that will help them be successful in the workplace and in life. Mici also provides 50% off of Urban Peak’s catering orders for their GED graduation ceremonies each year, and a team of volunteers from Mici helps serve at these events.
“Our partnership with Urban Peak is such an important one,” says partner and Brand Manager Kim Miceli. “I have been working with them since 1999, when I was the Homeless Liaison for Denver Public Schools. We are so pleased to be able to continue serving this at-risk community in such a meaningful way with our family’s business.”
Aside from serving delicious handcrafted Italian food for the last thirteen years, Mici is most proud of serving each community of which they are a part. It has become Mici’s mission to provide community support to organizations who share Mici’s commitment to children’s education, health and welfare.
In 2016, Mici’s Dining for Dollars program raised more than $10,000; and so far in 2017 Mici has donated over 1,000 pizzas and more than $7,000 in in-kind donations to schools and other non-profit agencies that serve children. Some of the organizations that have benefited from the Dining for Dollars program over the years include the Kids Compassion Project, Hope Kids Colorado, and countless neighborhood schools.
MICI HANDCRAFTED ITALIAN LOCATIONS:
7th & Colorado
727 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206
Sun-Wed 11am-9pm | Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm
1531 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202
Sunday Noon-9pm |Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm | Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
9245 South Broadway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm | Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
2373 Central Park Boulevard
Denver, CO 80238
Sun-Wed 11am-9pm | Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm
About Mici Handcrafted Italian
An authentic, family-owned Italian Restaurant, Mici Handcrafted Italian combines classic charm with a contemporary flair. Their thirteen year – commitment to high quality Italian fare, alongside their reputation for extraordinary service where everyone who walks through the door feels like family, has rightfully earned Mici various awards throughout the years, including 5280 Magazine’s Readers’ Choice “Best Italian, Best Pizza, Best Bargain Bites, Best Meatball and Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” for Top of the Town; and Westword’s “Best Pizza and Best Dinner Under $10.” Mici has locations in Downtown Denver, 7th and Colorado, Stapleton, and Highlands Ranch offering dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter and visit MiciItalian.com for more information. Mici is Real Family, Real Food and Real Italian.
About Urban Peak
Mission: Urban Peak ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives. Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Our goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.
We do this by providing five essential services:
- an overnight shelter
- a daytime Drop-In Center
- Street Outreach
- Education & Employment programming
- Supportive housing
Their goal is to meet youth where they are and to provide them with the assistance and support they need to become self-sufficient or obtain the necessary services they need to exit a life on the streets. Urban Peak’s programs and services are founded on the principles of trauma-informed care and positive youth development and assist youth in reaching their potential and living a successful life off of the streets.
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