Intro by Brittany Jones, Intern, Independent We Stand
English novelist Sarah Doudney once said, “If you set out to do a good deed, you may do a hundred small kindnesses on the way.” That was certainly the case when chef Bruno Serato, owner of Anaheim White House Restaurant, and his mother, Caterina, walked into the Boys and Girls Club 10 years ago. Serato made pasta for a 6-year old boy that was eating potato chips for dinner, because his family couldn’t afford a decent meal, and the rest is history. Caterina’s Club was born.
Caterina’s Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need. “Feeding The Kids in America” program is committed to feeding nearly 1,200 children, 5 nights a week with delicious, home-cooked meals. In giving back to underprivileged youth, Serato also created “Welcome Home.” This program assists families currently living in motels, the means to move to a safer environment. As the founder of Caterina’s Club, Bruno Serato was named a 2011 Top 10 Hero by CNN for his work.
Watch the video from NBC Nightly News, below, for more on Chef Bruno Serato and Caterina’s Club.
Indies Acts of Kindness is an ongoing blog series that profiles independent businesses doing exceptional work for their communities, charities, employees, and their customers. If you have a great story to tell please email us at info@IndependentWeStand.org and you could be featured in our blog.
About Brittany Jones
Brittany is a senior at the Old Dominion University, where she is majoring in Communications and minoring in International Studies. Since becoming an intern for Independent We Stand, she has begun to fully appreciate the benefits of living a ‘buy local’ lifestyle. One of her favorite places to find clothes happens to be an indie business called Hope House Thrift Shop, a discount store in Norfolk, VA. She plans to pursue a career in public relations working for nonprofit, entertainment, or internal communication sectors.