About 3 weeks ago, our world stopped as social distancing became the new reality.
About 3 days ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti made an sudden announcement that all bars and restaurants will be closing in light of the new quarantine rules in Los Angeles effective immediately.
Bone Kettle is a small mom & pop establishment in the heart of Pasadena. We are entirely family run and independently funded. We employ 30 hard working, resilient, honest employees who live and breathe the service business and love what they do. They are mothers, fathers, uncles, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, friends, most of all they are intrinsic reasons why the business has sustained and thrived. All of our employees rely on the restaurant sales/income as their primary source of survival, so it's no surprise that when this announcement was made, it was a tough pill to swallow.
The day that the restaurant had to close indefinitely was one of the worst days of our lives and one of the saddest days of our lives as a business operator. It was truly heart breaking and hopeless. The worst part was the unknown and the potential implication of the closures to all involved. The one silver linings to this was the support of the community, incredible generosity through the transitions and kind outreach has been inspiring and deeply encouraging.
With that said, we were inspired to start this GoFundMe page to let our community know that we are still standing and you can help our invaluable service staff directly/show them your love. You too can be a part of the support that is desperately needed.
This fund will be 100% directed towards our service team and their families; your generosity will go very far in helping our service staff and kitchen workers sustain these grueling 2 months as we prepare for our reopening. Thank you so much for considering this support. We know that it's difficult for everyone at this time but we are so grateful for your support.
For any support greater than $100- we will send you an official Bone Kettle "Bone Appetite" Tshirt of your size.
For any support greater than $500- you and a guest will be invited to a dinner party hosted by Chef Erwin Tjahyadi and Chef Donna Famisan celebrating our re-opening. Plus 2 tshirts.
For any support greater than $1000- you will get the above dinner party invite, tshirts, gift bag and we'll commemorate your gift with a framed photo of you/your family at Bone Kettle on our walls, as a permanent reminder of your generosity.
We would love your commitment by March 31 as the need to support our team members is time sensitive. Thank you.
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