On Sunday morning, August 11, hundreds of hungry Angelenos descended upon the historic Vibiana downtown for the third annual LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast! Curated by Evan Kleiman, restaurateur and host of Good Food on KCRW, attendees were treated to samples from over 20 local restaurants. Amoeba was on hand with our prize wheel, making friends, passing out our own (non-edible, I'm afraid) goodies and raising money for the Downtown Women's Center.
Amoebite Michele'le was our pro behind the prize wheel, encouraging people to win "big money" and avoid the "whammy's." For only $1 a spin, folks could win gift certificates to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Stella Barra (the yummy new pizzeria next to Amoeba), surprise gifts and more. For a $5 donation to DWC, people received a complimentary Amoeba tote bag or t-shirt. One amazing woman even donated $25!
It wasn't just about the food on Sunday. Country singer Lynda Kay stopped by after wooing her fans with a performance, posing for a few photos and signing autographs at our booth.
See more photos, including shots of the delicious food that was served, in LA Weekly's slideshow.
All in all, we raised $300 in a few short hours for the Downtown Women's Center. With the Amoeba match, we'll be sending $600 to a very worthy charity. With just $36, Downtown Women's Center can provide a week of basic needs services for 10 women. A $76 donation covers a mammogram for one woman. With $100 they can provide 50 nutritious lunches for women in the DWC Day Center. $260 funds one woman in the DWC 12-week education and job-readiness program. $500 funds three months of 1-on-1 case management for 46 women, providing access to essential resources needed to achieve personal stability.
Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday and donated money! Together we helped a lot of women in need in Los Angeles.