This is what Justin, River House Manager, had to say when asked why they support Chase Home.
In Justin’s Words
“We started helping the Chase Home about 2 1/2 years ago. We wanted to find an organization that helped people locally. It was Christmas time and we thought what a great opportunity to help out children. We started a giving tree to gather gifts for the kids. We had them all fill out 4 gifts they would like. Our staff made ornaments that represent each gift the kids asked for.
This past Christmas, we were able to get all the kids what they asked for (over 55 gifts–some as big as a long board). In addition to the toys each year, we have invited the kids to come in for dinner. We load them up with River House sweat shirts and gear and then send them over to the music hall for a holiday show. This is an extremely exciting time because
some of them had never been out to a sit down restaurant before.
We had such success with the last two Christmases we wanted to do something throughout the year. We offered to do a lunch drop off 1 per month. It has been great working with the Chase Home. Michael, her employees and kids have always been so humble. We do the last Wednesday of every month and try to change up dinner every time. It has been anything from macaroni and cheese to some of our seafood chowder. We do our best to throw something sweet in as well.
We wanted to work with a organization that helped the local community. The River House has always made major efforts to support the community’s music and arts with major sponsorships to prescott park, the Music Hall and the Seacoast Science Center. We wanted to turn our attention to a cause that has done so much good for children that may not the
opportunities that we take for granted. It gives the Chase Home residents something to look forward to.
The River House, owned by the Labries have always inspired us to help where help is needed. I joined the restaurant over 3 years ago and have been blown away with the Labrie family’s generosity to the community.”
To Justin and the Labries–thank you–from all of us at Chase Home!