Monday, April 25, 2011

A Taste for Volunteering's Latin Flavors Benefiting Hands on Atlanta

If you're anything like me, you have the grandest of intentions of giving back and sometimes life gets in the way. Fortunately there are no shortage of ways to give back via two things you can always find time for - eating and drinking!

On May 6, Hands On Atlanta will host its 9th annual A Taste for Volunteering event at The Foundry at Puritan Mill from 7-11pm for an evening of good eats and community engagement. Since 1989, Hands On Atlanta has been connecting volunteers with worthy causes in Atlanta. Today, it's the largest volunteer group in Atlanta, and in its history it has mobilized over 250,000 volunteers. Hands on Atlanta is just the thing for harried professionals who want to help and don't know how - they make it easy to find a community service project that suits your schedule and interests.

The event's theme, Latin Flavors, celebrates and raises the awareness of our city's growing Hispanic population and expands Hands On Atlanta's partnerships with organizations that directly impact and serve that community.

From farms to kitchens, members of the Hispanic community are often the unsung heroes of putting food on our tables. And lest we forget, many of the most delectable dishes out there are Latin - tacos and pupusas and tres leches, oh my! So what better way to celebrate the Hispanic community than to support an organization like Hands on Atlanta with a night of great food, drink and music!

This year's event will feature:
  • Tapas menu and live cooking demo by former Top Chef Hector Santiago of Pura Vida 
  • Open bar featuring regional tequilas, sangrias, wines and beers 
  • Salsa music and performance by Salsambo
  • Live and silence auctions featuring a wide range of goods and experiences, including travel in the US and abroad (such as a 6-day Ritz-Carlton stay in Spain)
Tickets are available through for $75 per person or $140 per couple. You can also call (404) 979-2900 for additional information. Don't miss it!



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