Blue Water Grill, Caliente & Red Ginger restaurants accept Donations Commit to doubling all Funds Collected

San Pedro, Belize, January 11, 2010 – Three of San Pedro’s most popular restaurants, Blue Water Grill, Caliente and Red Ginger, are now giving back to Belize in an innovative way. The restaurants recently partnered with Liberty Children’s Home, a shelter and school for abandoned and abused children in Belize City, to help raise money and awareness for the non-profit organization.

At the end of their meals customers are offered information about Liberty Children's Home and if they'd like to make a donation they can do so at the restaurants. In addition, the three restaurants will match every dollar donated. If a customer donates five dollars, Liberty will get an additional five dollars from the restaurants. If he or she donates one hundred dollars, Liberty will get an additional one hundred dollars from the restaurants.

Restaurant owners Kelly McDermott Kanabar and Mukul Kanabar thought this approach would be a good way to support Liberty while also encouraging other people to give. “The opportunity to help Liberty Children’s Home is something we’re extremely excited about, and we’d like to encourage other businesses and individuals to get involved,” said McDermott Kanabar. “Belize’s future depends on the health and education of its children, and Liberty Children’s Home is a great organization that we believe can help make a difference in the lives of children who need help the most.”

Donations are accepted from anyone or any business interested in helping Liberty Children’s Home, regardless of whether people dine at one of the restaurants. The money raised will help pay for medical care for the children, maintenance of the shelter, as well as employee salaries. Liberty Children’s Home depends almost entirely on donations and relies on the generosity of the community and local businesses to keep the shelter and its school open.

“With the support of the community, the money these businesses can raise for Liberty Children’s Home can make a real difference in the lives of these children,” said Delfena Mitchell, Director of Liberty Children’s Home. “No donation is too small and we greatly appreciate any donation that is made.”

Liberty Children’s Home was established in 2004 as a sanctuary for children in need, providing a natural environment with love, nurturing, and a high standard of education. The home’s philosophy has been influenced by the Pikler method of childcare, a well-researched approach to prevent damaging effects of institutionalization on children. Liberty Children’s Home also draws from the Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods that aim for the fullest possible development of the whole child.

For more information about Liberty Children’s Home please visit their website: http://libertychildrenbelize.org To make a donation to Liberty Children’s Home that will be matched by the three restaurants please visit Blue Water Grill, Caliente, or Red Ginger in San Pedro, or contact Kelly McDermott Kanabar via Blue Water Grill’s website: www.bluewatergrillbelize.com

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