To kick off the summer season and give back to the local community, Fairfield’s own Gofer Ice Cream is hosting a “Kilowatts to Kindness” ice cream social in partnership with North American Power on Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. at Gofer Ice Cream of Fairfield (The Brick Walk – 1241 Post Road). Aside from appealing to those with a sweet tooth, the tasty social has a larger goal – helping to alleviate hunger. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the ice cream sales will be donated to Connecticut Food Bank.
“Doing good for the community is very important to us here at Gofer ice cream,” said owner Jay Ragusa. “We’re delighted that we can make an impact in the lives of Connecticut residents in need.”
Ragusa has taken giving back one step further, helping his customers extend their giving to Connecticut Food Bank by switching their energy supplier to North American Power (www.napower.com), a South Norwalk-based company that helps non-profit organizations leverage the power of perpetual fundraising with their innovative philanthropic programs. For every customer who switches to North American Power through Connecticut Food Bank’s dedicated web site (www.napower.com/CTFoodBank), North American Power will donate $5 to the organization. Plus, for every supporter who signs on, North American Power will continue monthly donations based on the customer’s kilowatt usage.
“Giving back to the greater good is something that has always been part of our company’s core mission and our fundraising programs give customers the chance to support their favorite organizations by building philanthropy into everyday spending,” said North American Power CEO Kerry Breitbart. “For supporters of Connecticut Food Bank, the simple act of paying their monthly electric bill can make a huge impact in the fight against hunger in Connecticut.”
The “Kilowatts to Kindness” ice cream social is open to the entire community and will feature live music from local musician Kristin Errett, face painting for the kids, green vendors and the opportunity to learn about the new fundraising initiative to benefit Connecticut Food Bank. This event is sponsored by Gofer Ice Cream of Fairfield, CT, in partnership with North American Power to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank