Enjoy A Dinner Party And Help Feed Hungry Kids In West Africa Sunday


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Sozo Planet, a Burien startup focusing on gourmet food and wine, is sponsoring a dinner party this Sunday (July 25th), at 909 Coffee & Wine Bistro to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue.

This event, which runs from 4pm – 9pm, will launch Sozo Planet’s “10,000 meals for kids” campaign, intended to “meet the basic needs of the poorest of the poor living in West Africa,” according to a statement.

“The 909 is excited to partner to make a difference in the lives of orphaned kids with great needs,” said Frank Ricci, co-owner of 909. “We have been blessed with a great business and giving back is a value we share in our families and business. We are excited to be a supporter of this cause.”

Orphan Relief and Rescue is apparently moving its international headquarters to Burien, from Tyler, Texas this summer.

From the event website:

Join your friends new and old at the 909 Bistro.

The 909 will provide free tapas and each glass of Sozo wine purchased will provide 1 to 10 meals for Orphaned kids.

Meet our new Neighbors from Orphan Relief & Rescue and hear their story.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Dinner Party to “Feed 10,000 Kids.”

WHEN: Sunday, July 25th 2010.

WHERE: 909 Coffee & Wine Bistro, located at 909 SW 152nd in Olde Burien.

SPONSORS: Sozo Planet, Orphan Relief & Rescue and 909 Coffee & Wine Bistro.

CONTACT: Martin & Beth Barret, Monte & Christie Regier, Chad Duncan, Sozo Planet, [email protected]; 206 551 1811; A Facebook Page is here.

INFO: For more info, or to register, click here.

From a press release:

“Every Glass of Wine Provides a Meal For Someone In Need”.

This is the operating principle behind Burien’s newest gourmet food and wine startup Sozo Planet. Imagine sitting down at a dinner party with your guests and at the end of the evening not only did your guests have a great time, your party also provided 110 meals for orphans, widows and the homeless.

Sozo Planet, a labor of love started by Burien residents Martin Barrett and Monte Regier is a culmination of experiences from crafting amazing wine to serving the poor in West Africa.

“We were sitting on my deck enjoying a glass of wine,” explained Martin, “and Monte was telling stories from living in West Africa and the good a dollar could provide. I held up my glass and said; so this glass of wine could provide a meal for a kid?”

After a year of research and planning Sozo Planet is launching to provide artisan crafted wines and gourmet foods to enhance the table experience while making a difference in the lives of others.

Orphan Relief and Rescue the benefactor of the Burien partnership to feed 10,000 kids, is moving its international headquarters from Tyler Texas to Burien this July. Tim Pratt the executive Director of Orphan Relief & Rescue said; “We are excited and humbled by the planned welcome hosted by the 909 Bistro and Sozo Planet to help us in our efforts to meet the basic needs of the poorest of the poor living in West Africa”. Orphan Relief & Rescue improves the lives of children living in desperate conditions in war torn and poverty stricken areas of Liberia & Benin West Africa.

The July 25th event hosted by 909 Coffee & Wine Bistro will launch the 10,000 meals for kids campaign. During the year 909 customers will be able to purchase and enjoy Sozo wine from the 909 menu and have the added enjoyment of knowing they met the basic needs of kids who do not have the ability to care for themselves. Frank Ricci co-owner of the restaurant said; “The 909 is excited to partner to make a difference in the lives of orphaned kids with great needs. We have been blessed with a great business and giving back is a value we share in our families and business. We are excited to be a supporter of this cause”.

About Sozo Planet
SOZO: (definition: to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction). 1. To save a suffering one from perishing, (i.e. to make well, heal, restore to health).

Sozo Planet is a producer of artisan crafted wines and gourmet food products. The proceeds from the sales of Sozo Planet products goes to feed a substantial number of kids who live in poverty. Sozo Planet partners with not-for-profit organizations who distribute resources to the poor. We connect with our customer’s enjoyment of life and desire to make a difference in our world. Every glass of Sozo wine poured provides a meal for a child.

You can order Sozo Planet amazing food and wine and learn more about how your purchase will provide for the basic needs of others at: www.SozoPlanet.com

About Orphan Relief & Rescue
We are a voice with action for orphans that no one else will help. ORR works to bring children in orphanages immediate relief from hunger, sickness and premature death and to provide sanitary living conditions through orphanage reconstruction projects.

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