GIVING BACK TO THE SALISBURY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Andiamo’s is happy to provide dinner for Salisbury’s Boys & Girls Auction Dinner on May 9th.
SUPPORTING THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Recently Chef Jim Rogers provided the dinner for the annual Boys and Girls Club dinner and auction. That’s no small feat! The fundraiser raised $105,000 for the club! Wow!
RAISING MONEY AND CREATING PEACE FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON
Andiamo held a special charity event on March 9 that raised $15,000 for the Martin
W. Richard Charitable Foundation and their Team MR8 that will run the Boston Marathon
in his honor. Martin was the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. The team’s
name stands for his initials (MR), his favorite number, and tragically, his age at the time
of his death. The Foundation’s first goal is to pave the way to 2014’s Boston Marathon with peace for
the Richard family.
Andiamo recently held a Pasta Night fundraising dinner for the sports Boosters of the Newburyport school
system. Andiamo provided delicious food, the Boosters sold tickets, and $1200 was raised!
Andiamo is proud to support the young athletes of this community!
A FOAMY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Jim Rogers opened Andiamo with the vision of a restaurant that connects to the community at its roots. Born and raised in Newburyport, Jim believes that if a local restaurant is not deeply committed to its community, it is not fulfilling its most important purpose. “Notoriety for great food and service is important” says Jim, “but so is giving back to the community in which you were raised.”
In one short year Jim has made his philanthropic vision a reality. Jim has held fundraisers at Andiamo for local non-profits and contributed time and food to local fundraising initiatives.
- Project Wheels: A fundraising event at Andiamo raised $3800 for the foundation to benefit 29 year old Patrick Cogan, who has Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare neuromuscular disease a rare, incurable disease.
- Fashion Shows with Smitten and John Farley Clothiers: A fashion show in November collected 61 turkeys that were distributed to local food pantries.