A total of $135,781 and more than 11,000 pounds of pasta and sauce were raised!!
We want to thank all of you for your generosity. Our listeners are the best!
By ERIC CARPENTER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
ANAHEIM – Radio host Bill Handel took to the air at 5 a.m. Wednesday and started singing the praises of restaurateur Bruno Serato and his Caterina's Club charity that feeds children who live in motels around Anaheim.
Within the first hour listeners responded, dropping off grocery bags and trunk loads of pasta, tomato sauce and cash donations at the front lawn of Serato's Anaheim White House restaurant.
By the time Handel handed over the reins of his radio show to the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh at 9 a.m., 1,700 pounds of pasta, 1,000 pounds of canned tomatoes and sauce and $60,000 in cash donations had been collected.
The KFI-AM 640 Radiothon was set to continue broadcasting live from – and accepting donations at – the White House, 887 S. Anaheim Blvd. until 10 p.m.
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MAKE A DONATION IN PERSON
Cash, check, major credit cards, pasta and tomato sauce will be accepted from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. at White House Restaurant, 887 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim CA,92805.
MAKE A DONATION BY MAIL
Please make checks payable to:
1505 E 17th St, Ste 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
White House Restaurant
887 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim CA 92805
KFI AM-640 and Caterina's Club Help Feed Hungry Children
The holidays are around the corner and it's easy to forget about those less fortunate when we get wrapped up in the spirit of the season. KFI AM-640 is once again teaming up with Bruno Serato's Caterina's Club to help families in need.
Join Bill Handel, Bill Carroll, John and Ken, Tim Conway Jr. and KFI NEWS as they come together for a live broadcast to support Serato's cause.
Donations of pasta, tomato sauce and cash will be accepted on site and online.
All donations will benefit Caterina's Club. Every penny will help feed these the hungry "motel kids."
For more information on Caterina's Club, click here.
We're off to a good start!
Caterina's Club's newest venture for 2012 has moved beyond merely feeding the motel children, to assisting families in leaving the motel life all together. We have currently assisted 21 families in moving out of the motels and into 2-3 bedroom apartments.
Over the past 7 years, as Bruno has been faithfully feeding the motel children, he became aware of the cycle that many of these families find themselves unable to break. Most of the families living in the motels are employed and working as hard as they can, but are still struggling to get by and stuck living paycheck to paycheck. They are forced to raise their children in the motels because they are unable to save the money needed for a security deposit and first and last months rent.
Caterina's Club is committed to these children and families, and has been working to end the tragedy of motel living. Motels are often places full of drugs and prostitution, with no place for children to play or do their school work. Entire families are forced to live in one room.
By working with Illumination Foundation, a leading organization in assisting Orange County's homeless population, we are able to identify families that are stable enough to leave the motels. We select families based on certain criteria such as employment, sober living, number of children, and involvement with the motel program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim.
We then assist them in searching for an apartment within their budget and provide them with first and last months rent and security deposit. Illumination Foundation then follows up with the family for 1 year to ensure that they are stable and successful in their new lives.
We hope to continue to move even more families out of the motels and into more positive living environments.
|Handel and the Morning Crew
6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
|KFI News' Chris Little
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
|Bill Carroll (with Chris Lane)
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
|John and Ken (with Shannon Farren)
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
|Tim Conway Jr. (with Aron Bender)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change