RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Several Richmond restaurants are teaming up for a good cause. They want to help a young man fulfill his dream of returning to college, and need your help doing so.
“It’s just something that’s obviously very close to my partner’s heart,” said Michelle Williams, co-owner of the Richmond Restaurant Group.
Williams is referring to 20-year-old Owen Hicks. She wants to help him return to George Mason University for his sophomore year. Financial hardships and other challenges have made that difficult.
“I have a disability called Down Syndrome,” Hicks explained.
George Mason University offers a program known as ‘Mason Life,’ which assists students with disabilities with their college experience.
“Which is such a fantastic experience for them,” Williams said.
Thursday evening, Hicks was roughly $1,000 short of his $12,000 goal.
So, The Daily Kitchen & bar and five other restaurants part of the Richmond Restaurant Group chain are holding a fundraiser June 29 and 30 to raise money for Hicks.
“We’re going to be donating a portion of the proceeds of our sales those two days to his campaign,” Wiliams explained. “A very little amount of money can ultimately make a big difference to this child’s education.”
Participating restaurants include:
- Two Hard Shells
- The Hill Cafe
- The Daily Kitchen & Bar
- East Coast Provisions
- Pearl Raw Bar
If you’d like to donate, click here for Hicks’ GoFundMe page.