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WHAT: The April 8th "Celebration of Children" in honor of National Love Our Children Day to help break the cycle of violence against children. Join UNO, Love Our Children USA and surprise celebrity guest waiters and waitresses at two UNO locations as they help kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Guests include Fox 5 NY Weather Anchor Mike Woods, One Life to Live star David Gregory and WCBS weather anchors Lonnie Quinn and Elise Finch, as well as ABC's very own Sherri Shepherd of The View and many more.
The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus Avenue UNO and 5:00 p.m. at the 86th Street UNO in Manhattan. The first fifty patrons at each location who redeem Dough-Raiser Coupons will receive goody bags. UNO will also donate twenty percent of each check with a Dough Raiser Coupon from Love Our Children USA to help keep America's children safe during the Seventh Annual National Love Our Children Day (to get your coupon, please visit http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org.)
WHY: According to Love Our Children USA Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ross Ellis, "Child abuse and violence has reached epidemic proportions and the unnecessary tragedies we've seen in the last year calls for educating the public immediately and often." Reports of child abuse nationwide have increased by 30 percent in the last 10 years. If the country thinks child abuse isn't a problem, they need to think again. More than 3 million children are victims of child abuse each year and almost 1.8 million children are reported missing each year, many of whom are abducted from their homes and front yards. Those are only the ones that are reported.
WHERE: Uno Chicago Grill - Westside
432 Columbus Ave/81st Street
New York, NY 212-595-4700
Uno Chicago Grill - EastSide
220 East 86th Street
New York, NY 212-472-5656
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Westside Celebration: 11:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Eastside Celebration: 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes over 160 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill units located in 25 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Due Go®, a quick serve concept called Uno Express®, and a consumer foods division which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and branded Uno products.
Since 1999, Love Our Children USA has paved the way in prevention as the national nonprofit leader that works to break the cycle of violence against children. It has become the 'go-to' prevention organization for all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S. Working to eliminate behaviors that keep children from reaching their potential, it redefines parenting and creates kid success by promoting prevention strategies and positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, bullying and cyberbullying, Internet safety and school violence through public education. Empowering and supporting children, teens, parents and families through information, resources, advocacy, and online youth mentoring. Its message is positive ... one of prevention, empowerment and hope ... keeping children safe and strengthening families.
SOURCE Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation