First Posted: 6/12/2012
FATZ Cafe is hosting a pancake breakfast at the U.S. Highway 74 restaurant in Rockingham, on June 23, to benefit First Baptist Church of Rockingham’s Youth Group. From 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., FATZ will open its doors to members of the community and transform into a hotspot for hotcakes to raise money to support the First Baptist Church of Rockingham’s Youth Group.
The funds that are raised through the event will go towards helping the youth group with their summer mission trip which will take them as far as their own neighborhoods. Youth Pastor Debbie Holloway explained that North Carolina Baptist Men organize mission trips and this year they are bringing youth to Richmond County for mission work, like helping seniors with construction and holding backyard Bible clubs. There will also be servant evangelism, where youth will cook meals for civil workers like officers and city employees.
Tickets for Short Stacks for Big Change, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Debbie Holloway at Dholloway4@carolina.rr.com.
There are 500 tickets to be sold in order for the youth group to reach their financial goal. Holloway said one of her youth group members sold 35 tickets on the first day.
All attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to fuel FATZ fund-raising efforts for First Baptist Church Youth Group. FATZ introduced the idea of Short Stacks for Big Change in 2009 with the specific purpose of making a difference and helping the local community grow where every restaurant is located. Since its inception, FATZ has raised more than $1,000,000 for charities and community organizations.
FATZ opens daily at 11 a.m. serving lunch and dinner to regulars, but on Saturdays, FATZ staff volunteer alongside members of the community to raise money for organizations ranging from local schools to The United Way.