07/25/13

How we give back: The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation

Little People Big WorldYou probably know Amy Roloff, and her family, from their hit reality-television show, Little People, Big World, on TLC.

Our friend Amy is proof that amazing things can come is small packages…as well as being the leading lady of her own television series, she’s a business professional, wife, mother, speaker, and author.

BTW – “Little People, Big World” just finished it’s eighth season and is currently working on specials, making the show the longest running family reality TV show in history.

But, that’s not ALL Amy does…

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“The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) will advocate, inspire and add value to the lives of youth who face personal life challenges.” – ARFC’s Mission Statement

Amy founded the non-profit Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) in 2009 and has developed a successful grassroots organization that advocates, supports, inspires and changes the lives of kids facing life challenges.

HT_2010-06_Roloffs1In the first four years, ARCF has raised over $750,000 in donations. Her goals for ARCF’s is to surpass the one-million in giving and donations above and beyond and to be one of the leading non-profits that advocate and impact kids lives in the years to come. Amy and the ARCF team believe and know they are making a difference in the lives of kids one at a time.

A little help for a BIG World leads to little steps for a BIG Change in lives.

The ARFC supports some fantastic organizations, including Bridge Meadows, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, the Children’s Cancer Association, Generosity Water, Friends of the Orphans, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Special Olympics Oregon, and many many more.

“You do so much for many. Thank you, Chefs…you are an inspiration!” – Amy J. Roloff

We met Amy when she M.C.’d at the first charity auction for Sparks of Hope, another child-advocacy program that is near and dear to our hearts, and we were fortunate enough to strike up a conversation with her.

pulled_pork_sliderWhen we all realized the similarities of our missions and outreaches, Amy invited us to participate in several upcoming charity events, including the 2012 Portland Street of Dreams, and the 2012 ARFC “Starry Night” Dinner and Auction Gala, where we donated all of the ingredients to cook and serve our pulled-pork sliders to guests .

Hautemealz was included in the auction as well, raising $2,800 to cater dinner parties  for two winners.

photoaLater in the year, we had the honor of joining Amy, once again, at Portland’s Metro Holiday Toy Drive, feeding the families who were coming in to pick up gift boxes.

Join Us!

“We are continuing to be a little help for a BIG world,” says Amy, “in taking little steps for a BIG Change in impacting kids lives.”

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This year’s event, the 5th Annual ARCF Dinner and Auction Gala will be held on September 14th,  at Portland’s Leftbank Annex, and we will once again be on the auction block!

If you’re interested in joining us, we’d love to see you there! Be sure to reserve a seat (or host a table) at the online reservation page, and help make a BIG change!

“Your support will help us raise awareness for the communities and organizations we support. Help us make this event a success for kids again for the 5th year in a row!” – Amy

Last but not least, we want to extend a BIG “thank you” to all of our meal-plan subscribers…

photo4 (800x592) - CopyEvery month that you’re subscribed to one of our meal plans, you help support, through the Hautemealz Outreach Program,  life-giving organizations like the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, and the No Kid Hungry project…thank you!

We have BIG outreach plans for the coming year, and we couldn’t do it without you…you rock!

Chef Perry
hautemealz.com