Friday, May 30, 2014
SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar is shelling out more than just delicious scratch-made food and handcrafted cocktails. The restaurant is also dishing out big checks to local charity organizations, raising more than $5,400 to date. “We're extremely proud to be a part of the Mount Pleasant and greater Charleston community,” said David Clark, owner of SOL. “So for us, it's important to give back to this community in any way that we can.”
SOL raises these funds through its Kitchen Karma program where the restaurant pairs up with a local charity to raise funds for that organization for a period of about six weeks. With this program, SOL chooses a featured dish and a featured cocktail and donates $1 from every featured item purchased at SOL within that fundraising period.
Even though SOL has only been open for six months, the restaurant's Kitchen Karma program has already raised a whopping $5,400 for local organizations, and that number continues to grow. SOL raised $2,045 through its most recent partnership with First Tee of Greater Charleston, a program that teaches kids life skills and leadership through golf. Before partnering with First Tee, SOL also partnered with the Charleston Animal Society and Louie's Kids.
SOL's current Kitchen Karma partnership is with Camp Rise Above, an organization providing life-changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses, disabilities and challenges. One dollar from every Fresh Strawberry Margarita and Wood Fire Grilled Salmon with Red Chile Glaze sold now through the end of June will be donated to Camp Rise Above.
For more information on SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar and the Kitchen Karma program, please visit www.solmtpleasant.com.