In May, our Business Management Principal, Jean Hagan joined Restaurants Care in their 86 My Hair campaign to raise money for restaurant workers impacted by the pandemic. Jean pledged to shave her head if we reached a goal of $25,000 in donations. We have raised $13,340 so far and hope to reach our goal soon.

The generous donations Restaurant Care has received have contributed to grants for nearly 1,100 restaurant workers and their families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants have covered food, housing, utilities, medical expenses, and other necessities. We appreciate the continued support and donations as restaurants adapt to restrictions with outdoor dining and limited capacity.

We would like to recognize and thank the following donors for their contributions:

Jens Baake, Claudia Vargas, Charles Kagahastian, Kyle Johnson, Viren Patel, Rick Polisky, Joan McNamara, Karl Hutterer, Cynthia Elkins, Tri Tran, Derek Johnson, Cameron Melillo, Neal Sherman, Ken and Donna Bateman, Andi Sciacca, Lou and Wendy Guerrero, Dena Oberst, Adrian Ong, CJ Aberin, Eimy Zhangzheng, John Hagan, Alex Martin, Elizabeth Blau, Douglas Osrow, Nancy Spielberg, Andre de Montesquiou, Gillian Casazza, Cindy Comstock, Bernard Hagan, Myra Howard, Lisa Arangua, Cathy Jorin, Christopher Gaynor, Don Luis Camacho, Ernesto Mandowsky, Jason Melillo, Lee Melbourne-Weaver, Laura Diallo, Jerilynn Kacena, John Tallichet, Greg Kniss, Bethany Wolfe, and several generous anonymous contributors.

You can learn more about 86 My Hair and make a donation by visiting Jean’s fundraiser page.

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Restaurants Care shared a graphic illustrating details on how donations are being used.

Restaurants Care is a non-profit program of the California Restaurant Association Foundation that provides financial support to restaurant employees facing unforeseen hardship. KROST has been involved with the CRA Foundation, having been volunteers and donors to Restaurants Care since its inception in 2017. Jean currently serves on the CRA Foundation’s Board of Directors.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us. You can also visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for the latest COVID-19 resources and updates.