Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation,sole sponsors of the Beads of Courage program at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, will be donating half of all nightly bar sales to non-profit charities this season.
The selected charity’s job is to promote this event through any means possible to ensure a good turnout. Volunteer celebrity bartenders work well, and generally give their tips to the charity.
Rental is free and includes a fully stocked Ice Bar; the selected charity will keep half of all sales from the night while the other half will go to the Palermo Foundation’s effort in supporting the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
The Palermo Foundation is giving local businesses the opportunity to get involved by sponsoring a carved window made of ice that will showcase the business’s name, showing support for this exciting combined charity effort.
Be sure to stop by Damenti’s Ice Bar and witness this work of art from January 8th through March 17th. While you’re there, have a beverage and support a good cause.
This is a great opportunity for non-profit charities. Interested organizations can contact the Palermo Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Some information about Damenti’s Winter Ice Bar from the 2012 season:
This past winter, Damenti’s donated 25% of all ice bar sales to Helping Hands. Kevin McDonald, owner of Damenti’s Restaurant said: “Like all non-profit organizations, the Helping Hands Society is struggling right now and we hope that this type of support can help them. They offer a great service to our community and we’re honored to be a part of their effort in keeping their doors open.” Damenti’s also asked local businesses to get involved by sponsoring a window in the Roman Ice Bar, which were tax deductible. A prominent section on a window sculpture that depicts a scene from Rome also had the business’s name carved into it showing their support for this exciting local attraction and also the Helping Hands Society.
McDonald and his wife, Helen, have been the proprietors of Damenti’s Restaurant in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania for 36 years. Kevin’s passion in life is ice carving. Helen describes her husband as a slice of P.T. Barnum, a pinch of Mel Brooks, and a touch of Peter Pan. She also adds that he always has a vision. McDonald said, “I would like to extend Damenti’s hospitality and I anticipate my ice artist friends’ return. The camaraderie is what it’s all about. It is somewhat of a class reunion. We all have a special Dinner at Damenti’s and it is always a good time.”
Ice Sculptures inspire the childlike qualities of wonder and awe in all of us. The faces of adults express that familiar wide-eyed stare as they view the sparkling, glaring sculptures coming to life. People are anxiously photographing everywhere; as spectators, we are gripped by a unique and wonderful force with these giant sculptures towering to the ceiling.
Our minds and emotions are permanently embedded with the sculptured ice message; they are never forgotten. People write letters and tell their friends all around the country. The experience of seeing these works of art in ice will make you want to come back again and again.