Union’s “We Care” Foundation
UNION Restaurant and Bar Latino is dedicated to making the world we live in a better place. Launched in 2009 by owners Paulo Feteira and David Martinez, the “We Care” Foundation was started as a way of giving back and saying “thank you’ to the community. Several events are held in support of various causes and charities.
We support many organizations throughout the local communities.
Previous “We Care” Events
June – UNION Rooftop Garden: Launched in 2010
In partnership with the Rockland BOCES students & teachers, UNION launched their “we care GO GREEN” initiative project. The project began with a Rooftop Green Garden providing the capacity to grow vegetation while teaching children and community the benefits of growing and eating healthy, locally-grown produce. This interactive project will also provide understanding of the concept of a Rooftop Green Garden, including its efficiency and productivity.
April – Dine for the Kids Event: Launched in 2010
UNION Restaurant participates in the Dine Out for the Kids. Proceeds from this one night event benefit The Nyack Hospital Pediatric Center to be used to expand the renovations of their existing center.
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launched in 2009
In support of National Breast Cancer, UNION Restaurant has pledged proceeds from every Wednesday during the month of October to The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.
July – Bastille Day: Launch in 2009
UNION Restaurants hosted a special Bastille Day event to to honor the brave members of the Rockland County Volunteer Fire Department who risk their lives and give of their time for training and service on behalf of the community. A portion of the proceeds from the Bastille Day festivities were donated to the Haverstraw Fire Department.
February – UNION’s “We Care” Event: Launch in 2009
Manager Paulo Feteira & Chef Jose David Martinez host an extraordinary event providing complimentary meals to those facing financial hardship in the local communities as their way of reaching out and saying “thank you.” The timing could not have been better as Americans faced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Over 3,000 meals were served over three days.