Thursday, October 25, 2007

Eclipse and San Diego

Whew! What a strange time to launch a store front. San Diego has definitely been through a lot these past few days. Fortunately, everything here at the cafe is sound, and all of our friends and families are safe. Our hearts go out to everyone effected by the fires and we hope things will return to normal very soon.

For those of you who do not know, Eclipse pledges 10% of its annual net profits to the development of local non-profit organizations and charities. Normally, these take place in the form of product donations at fund-raising events. But for the remainder of the month, we will be making a cash contribution to the After-the-Fires Scholarship Fund. The fund, originally organized for the 2003 Ceder Fires, helps graduating high-school seniors complete their applications for college admissions. After the 2003 fires, many of the students effected by the fires found themselves without a home, mailing address, personal documentation, or the assistance required to complete their applications by their due dates. By making this contribution, our donation will go to help local students fulfill their educational goals for the 2008-2009 academic year.

If you would like more information or would like to make a personal contribution you can do so here: https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent=254099&en=lwIRJ7OWKnIWL6PXJqLXKcO7LoKYJgNUIlI9IqMaKAJ

So we're here and the cafe is up and running! Stop in and enjoy a dessert, truffle, and/or espresso. We will be contributing to the Fund until Wednesday at close.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Will's chocolates are the most divine creations I've ever tasted. And his philanthropic gesture of pledging help through the "After-the-Fires Scholarship" will help us to alleviate our guilt for indulging in his delicacies. Three chocolate cheers to Eclipse!

Sarah Loffler, devotee

Antonio said...

Had a great cup o'joe there yesterday...we need to spread the word that this place actually exists here in North Park/University Heights. A liquor store on every corner was starting to get tired.
Check out yelp.com and hit up craigslist.org and spread the chocolate love around....

indy.1212 said...

I hear they are absolutely delicious.

(Sometimes I imagine sharing an Eclipse chocolate with the beautiful Sarah Loffler in our virtual box.)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Indy.
Our box might be made of chocolate. They can feed us Eclipse bon-bons through the holes.
Miss you, indy.