Get your beads ready! Learn about the biggest Mardi Gras party in town and how it supports our community’s most vulnerable children!
It’s been 29 years since four homeless children perished in a garage fire. Although the years have passed, the memory of it hasn’t. To help the memory of those lost live on, the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association (NKRA), led by Chairman Gordy Snyder, launched Mardi Gras for Homeless Children to help fight against homelessness in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
“The NKRA member restaurants and businesses donate their food and time to raise much needed funds to support the food budgets for Bethany House Services, Brighton Center, and Welcome House,” explains Barbara Gurren, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the Commonwealth Hotel Collection.
Mardi Gras for Homeless Children offers guests a culinary experience that benefits Bethany House Services, Brighton Center, and Welcome House, all local agencies that help feed the region’s homeless children.
This year’s event is on February 25, Fat Tuesday, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
To date, more than $1 million has been raised with the event for the region’s homeless children through organizations that service more than 40,000 needy individuals in the community each year.
Mardi Gras for Homeless Children features more than 50 booths of food and beverages furnished by members of the NKRA.
To purchase tickets for Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, visit mardigras2020.org, or stop by Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell, Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky and the 50 participating restaurants.
To learn more about the event or the organization, click here or call 859-291-NKRA.
Check out this video for a sneak peek of the upcoming Mardi Gras with Homeless Children: