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DONATE COATS/TOYS for SERVE and CASA at MONZA/CARMELLOS; In Exchange for $10 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT | Community Spirit

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DONATE COATS/TOYS for SERVE and CASA at MONZA/CARMELLOS; In Exchange for $10 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT
DONATE COATS/TOYS for SERVE and CASA at MONZA/CARMELLOS;  In Exchange for $10 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE in exchange for a $10 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Sat.,Dec. 5 during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Coat donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va., as well as throughout December to support SERVE of Manassas, Va. They’ll also be accepting new toys for children of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Manassas, Va.) in exchange for a $10 Monza/Carmello’s gift card during December. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

One gift card will be given per coat and/or per new toy.

“We all feel the drop in temperature, and for those in need, sometimes one warm coat is hard to come by which is why we wanted to help collect as many coats as possible for the our local SERVE program,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza and Carmello’s in Historic Manassas, Va. “We’re excited to collect toys for the kids of CASA, let’s try to make sure no one  is forgotten this holiday,” said Pires.

ABOUT SERVE and CASA:CASA of Manassas, Va. provides children with a safe and permanent home through court-appointed special advocates. Go to http://casacis.org/. SERVE of NVFS (Northern Virginia Family Services) offers a continuum of housing assistance programs, from homelessness to rental assistance to homeownership. Go to http://www.nvfs.org/housing.

ABOUT CARMELLO’S and MONZA:Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, Va. was established in 1987 and is owned by Portuguese immigrant, Alice Pires of Manassas, Va.  The family-owned restaurant offers fine dining, serving a contemporary American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. In 2011, its sister restaurant, Monza, was created, providing bistro fare. Carmello's earned the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine for six consecutive years, and has been voted best fining dining restaurant by Prince William Today for 2013. Their seasonal menus are complemented by their fresh produce from the restaurant’s garden. Carmello’s and Monza are active volunteers in its community, uniting with local charities to help those in need and to build community spirit. For more information, go to www.carmellos.comwww.eatmonza.com, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or call 703-368-5522.