By MARIA EBERLE – Contributing Writer
Monday nights aren’t typically the busiest night at Piccolo Napoli, the Italian eatery in Orinda’s Theatre Square. However, a recent Monday night saw a packed house with more than 100 preschoolers and their parents, teachers and friends, enjoying a wonderful night of great food in a fundraiser to benefit St. Mark’s Nursery School on Moraga Way.
There was plenty to smile about, as the three-hour event raised nearly $1,000, as family and teacher volunteers served lots of thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas, plates of pasta and salads to hungry customers. Claire Petersen, director and K-prep teacher at St. Mark’s, learned of Piccolo Napoli’s latest program, called “Raise Some Dough,” from Piccolo Napoli owner Peter Eberle, who recently adopted the fundraising project for Orinda and other area nonprofits.
How does “Raise Some Dough” work? Choose any Monday evening and Piccolo Napoli will donate 10 percent of sales to support the event. Join the fun by volunteering to serve meals and donate all your tips to increase your fundraising efforts. Piccolo Napoli is committed to strengthening the community in partnership with local nonprofits, school sports teams, club teams, civic organizations and churches all in an effort to raise awareness and Raise Some Dough.
To learn more about how your nonprofit can participate, call Peter Eberle at 925-255-3150.