You Shopped and Nibbled for a Cause

A HUGE thank you to everyone that came out this past Saturday and supported our fundraising event for the Food Bank for Westchester.  With our biggest thanks going to Athleta Scarsdale for giving back a portion of all sales to the Food Bank’s Children’s Programs.  Through the tireless efforts of the store manager and a few of my brand partnerships, not only did we reach our in store sales goals, we exceeded our expected dollars raised through donated prize raffles. We essentially doubled our expected monetary goal. 

Food Bank for Westchester Athleta CheftinI Raffles

Even more impressive is how our friends at the foodbank can magically turn $1 into 4 meals.  I’m so proud to say that we actually raised enough money to provide a 3,640 meals that according to the Food Bank will help feed nearly 280 neighbors in need during the month of August!  The food bank is always looking for volunteers and donations so please visit their website at FB4W.org for more information on how you can help.

Our efforts to raise money for Summer Hunger in Westchester could not have been as successful without generous donations made for our raffle prizes !  An enormous amount of gratitude goes to my friends at T-fal for donating an OptiGrill, as well as Barry’s Bootcamp Scarsdale, Club Pilates Scarsdale and I LOVE Kickboxing Eastchester.  All of whom donated classes and/or gift certificates to be raffled off . Congratulations to all the winners! 

YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE THE e-cookbook that benefits the #FB4W HERE 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Food Bank’s Children’s programs 

Food Bank For Westchester Athleta Summer Hunger Tfal Barry's Bootcamp Club Pilates I Love Kickboxing Eastchester Scarsdale

In addition to our raffle prizes, I also took Cheftini’s Kitchen on the road for a LIVESTREAMING Cooking Event. My sous chef for the day was my colleague, Christine Gritmon of Christine gritmon, Inc.  As a social media consultant for all things SOCIAL …. Christine is always looking for some quick, easy meals for her whole family. As a huge fan of the versatile Optigrill and since our friends at Tfal donated one for our raffle, I thought it would be the perfect time for us to whip up a  Pesto Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Panini.  Together we chopped, grilled and built one amazingly tasty sandwich.  Thank you Christine! 

You can watch the FACEBOOK LIVE segment HERE

Cheftini Christine Gritmon Food Bank for Westchester Athleta Scarsdale Summer Hunger

I would also like to thank my friend and Beauty Counter Representative, Isadora Prizeman for setting up shop at our event and giving back a portion of theproceeds to the Food Bank for Westchester! Isadora is a terrific member of our community and a huge supporter of giving back! 

Read about Isadora’s Top 5 Summer Beauty Counter Must Haves HERE

Food Bank for Westchester Summer Hunger Athleta Scarsdale Beauty Counter by Isadora

This was an amazing event and I could not think of a better way to spend my day than with friends, cooking food while giving back!! I can not thank you all enough for coming out and supporting this Athleta sponsored “Shop for a Cause”.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity goes a long way to those who really need it! 


If you are interested in purchasing an Optigrill + by T-fal you can get one HERE on AMAZON through my affiliate link

OPTIGRILL + by T-fal


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