Tom + Chee to host gift drive for local children with autism

Tom + Chee’s downtown and Newport on the Levee locations will help make the lives of local children a bit brighter this holiday season.
The two restaurant locations are hosting a gift drive for Autism 4 Families and Puzzling Panthers, which are support and resource groups for local families of children with autism.
“We think this gift drive will be a huge success,” said Jenn Quackenbush and Jenny Rachford, Tom+Chee co-founders. “And we are so excited to be able to work with both of these amazing organizations.”
The grilled cheese connoisseurs have hung gift tags at both store locations; inspired customers can claim a tag and return the wish-listed item to Tom + Chee by Dec. 9.
In return, customers will receive a gift card for a free classic grilled cheese.
It’s just one way the restaurants, which will distribute the toys on Dec. 17, say they can share their appreciation for customers who are willing to give back.
“Autism 4 Families and Puzzling Panthers do a lot of good for the community,” Quackenbush and Rachford said. “And we want to be able to give back in whatever way we can.” 

Do Good: 

•    Grab a gift tag, purchase a gift and return it — unwrapped — to Tom + Chee's downtown or Newport on the Levee locations by Dec. 9.

•    Like Tom + Chee on Facebook.

•    Know of a family in need of resources or support? Let them know about the groups available to them. 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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