Charlottesville Restaurants Launch Campaign for Virginia Institu - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Charlottesville Restaurants Launch Campaign for Virginia Institute of Autism

Posted: Updated:
Virginia Institute of Autism Virginia Institute of Autism

Two Charlottesville restaurants are launching a campaign that will benefit the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA).

Petit Pois and Fleurie, both on the downtown mall, will donate one dollar for every meal served between December 1-31 to VIA's post-high school program.

The money will go toward an outdoor classroom and greenhouse by the school's playground.

“We decided that a garden would really enhance what the playground looked like as well as give anyone out there at the campus something a little prettier to look at,” said Brian Hellederg, owner of Petit Pois and Fleurie.

The goal is to raise $3,500 for the outdoor classroom and greenhouse.

Both restaurants took part in Charlottesville Restaurant Week earlier this year. Proceeds from that week helped build VIA's adaptive playground.

  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

    Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.