Ca'Lucchenzo Employee Fund

We were lucky enough to fulfill our long time dream of opening a small independent restaurant 10 short months ago. The amazing people in the photo have been showing up day after day eager and enthusiastic about ensuring our guests enjoy full glasses, exceptional plates of food and warm welcomes.

They've become so much more than our team, they are our friends, our family and now we are in trouble and have to make some very real choices about laying them off in an effort to have a chance at keeping our restaurant open once this virus is under control.

We are one of many small businesses that have to make this choice. The funds raised here will help us pay our team what they were making when we were open, doing regular business. It will ensure our tipped employees continue making "tips" when there are no guests left to tip them. It will ensure our team is able to pay their rent, their mortgages and buy their groceries. It will make sure we are in a position to reopen once this is behind us and raise a glass to getting through all this together.

Donations ()

  • Sophia Hausman 
    • $10 
    • 2 hrs
  • Sally & Charlie Markert 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Jeff Teuscher 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Michael Hausman 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Rebecca Gauger 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
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Sarah Baker 
Milwaukee, WI
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