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Roswell Tap starts ongoing charitable program
by Joan Durbin
jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
July 17, 2013 11:23 AM | 1410 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Nancy Lindgram, Jerome Stuart and Allison White team up for Roswell Tap’s Home Cooking charity program.
Nancy Lindgram, Jerome Stuart and Allison White team up for Roswell Tap’s Home Cooking charity program.
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Of all of the things the Roswell Tap team has accomplished in its two-year existence, its ongoing, monthly initiatives that help different local charities have been the most meaningful to them, according to managing partner Jerome Stuart.

“The whole idea for the Tap has been to be the center of activities for the community from a recreation and food and beverage perspective,” he said. “But we want to give back, not just to take.”

In the past, the Roswell restaurant has teamed with nonprofit organizations as varied as a local dog rescue, a major chronic disease organization and a group that sends children with cancer and their families to the beach. To celebrate its second anniversary this month, the team devised a program that would help as many different charities as possible.

“The Home Cooking for Charity program is a way to help 12 different charities, one a month, every year,“ Stuart said.

The premise at is simple. Customers who come to the restaurant at any hour of the day may tell servers that they are there to play for charity and the restaurant will donate five percent of the bill back to the charity of the month.

To identify recipients, the restaurant has joined forces with Roswell-based Treasures, which benefits 16 local charities through the resale of quality furnishings and art objects. One of the store’s nonprofits will be the Home Cooking program beneficiaries every other month, Stuart said.

On alternate months, Stuart said the eatery would like to work for some of the charities supported by corporate employers in the area.

Affiliated with the store, enAble of Georgia is the first nonprofit to be in the Home Cooking program. With 15 group homes located in Roswell and Alpharetta, the nonprofit provides education and services to allow adults with disabilities to live and thrive within their communities.

Contemplating the restaurant’s two years in business and its ongoing efforts to help others in the community, founding partner Sean McDonough affirmed its philosophy in a press release.

“I know I speak for our entire team when I tell you we love this community,” McDonough said. “Roswell isn’t some place we drive to from across town. I live here. My kids, all of our kids, go to school here.

“For us, giving back means so much because I know we’re helping friends and families across north Fulton, and that’s a big part of the reason we got in to this to begin with.” The Tap is at 1090 Alpharetta St., Roswell.

For information on the Its ongoing series of charitable events, go to www.theroswelltap.com.

To be considered as a Tap Home Cooking charity recipient, contact Stuart at Jerome.stuart100@gmail .com.
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