Good Things Come to Those Who Celebrate: Our New Partnership with celebrate! RVA
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with celebrate! RVA. This local nonprofit has the mission of giving disadvantaged children in Richmond, Virginia a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment. Here at Casa del Barco we have turned celebrating into a lifestyle (I mean, we do serve queso and tequila so it shouldn’t come as too big of a shock that we LOVE to party.); We felt that it only made sense to team up with an organization that values celebrating as much as we do!
The organization came about when founder Julia Warren was volunteering in an inner-city school. A child looked up at her and told her that he thought he may have been born “when it was cold outside”. It struck her that this child and countless others had never had a birthday celebration. Realizing that some children are never told that they matter and that their life is worthy of celebration is really what called Julia to form an organization that’s having a positive impact on youth in the Richmond community. She’s become quite the pro at throwing parties ever since!
Throughout August, celebrate! RVA has been making their rounds at all of our Boathouse locations as well as here at Casa del Barco to tell their story. At each Our Story event our chefs have shared a complimentary amuse-bouche and have created a party themed dessert feature. $1 from each dessert feature sold is being donated to celebrate! RVA. The features have ranged from a birthday party tres leches cake to a caramelized banana split.