Today, White Spot’s annual Christmas Day Luncheon returns to their Kingsway Vancouver and Richmond Centre restaurants in support of local charities.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, management and staff and both locations will continue the decade-long tradition of donating their time, tips and proceeds to the Richmond Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Last year, the restaurants raised over $16,000, and this year hope to set a new record. Since inception, more than $160,000 has been raised to support local charities.
For the lunchtime special, the restaurant locations will serve legendary classics, including their award-winning Legendary burgers, Spot Classics, pastas, salads and ribs.
We got a chance to ask Warren Erhart, President and CEO of White Spot, about the Luncheon and why they’re involved:
Why the Richmond Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity?
At White Spot we’ve considered ourselves part of the community from the very beginning more than 85 years ago and that still rings true today. So, as a member of the community we are committed to giving back through a variety of initiatives, and that includes supporting local charities such as Richmond Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity.
Both of these organizations support health in our communities, whether in supporting children with special needs or improving medical care in the Richmond area. It comes down to making a positive difference in the community, and that’s exactly what these charities do.
What’s the goal to raise this year?
Last year we were thrilled to raise over $16,000 and we hope to raise even more this year. Beyond the dollar amount though, we are blown away each year by the enthusiasm and holiday spirit by the staff and management who donate their time and tips, and the community support.
Is there anything else the company or other locations are doing to get into the holiday spirit?
Many of us are trying to use the holidays to spend more time with family and relax before we jump into our next initiative in 2015. Personally, I now have the tradition of going to the locations after spending the morning with my family. I hope to see you there!
White Spot Christmas Day Luncheon
When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Locations: The following White Spot locations will be open on Christmas Day:
Kingsway – Benefiting Variety – The Children’s Charity
1476 Kingsway, Vancouver (at Knight Street)
Richmond Centre – Benefiting Richmond Hospital Foundation
1902 – 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Employees at White Spot’s Kingsway location