Taqueria del Sol event with Dierks & Cassidy Bentley raises $50,628 for Safe Haven

02.Salado,Halligan,Bentley,Esten,Lavery compressedNASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 20, 2017 – Taqueria del Sol on 12 South hosted its third annual fundraising event, A Taqueria Holiday, December 4 for Safe Haven Family Shelter. The lively, family-focused event attracted more than 400 supporters and raised $50,628 to support families experiencing homelessness.

For every $1 spent on food and beverage, Safe Haven Family Shelter received $6.  The restaurant donated 100% of the evening’s food and beverage proceeds to Safe Haven, and five matching gifts generated a six-fold donation.  Dierks and Cassidy Bentley, Paragon Group developer Zac Thomas and wife Caroline Thomas, Vic and Liz Thomas, Taqueria Nashville, and Taqueria Atlanta each contributed a matching gift equal to food and beverage proceeds.

The Taqueria Nashville team, led by managing partner Tony Halligan and 12 South general manager Javier Salado, created and staffed the event on an all-volunteer basis. Restaurant team members were deeply involved in the event, coming in on the restaurant’s typical day off to volunteer their time to prepare the food and staff the event.

To date, this annual event has donated $124,128 to Save Haven!

View pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

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About Tacqueria del Sol: Taqueria del Sol, a from-scratch fast casual eatery serving Southern, Mexican and Southwestern dishes, opened its first Nashville restaurant in 12 South in 2013 and a second location at 45th and Charlotte Avenues in early 2017.  Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, the restaurant has received national acclaim. Taqueria de Sol was picked by Bon Appetit Magazine and Food Network as a Top American Restaurant. Garden & Gun selected the restaurant’s turnip greens as one of the 100 Southern Foods You Absolutely Must Try Before You Die. More information about Taqueria del Sol can be found at http://www.taqueriadelsol.com

About Safe Haven: For more than 30 years, Safe Haven Family Shelter has led the Middle Tennessee community’s efforts to house, support and advocate for families experiencing homelessness. Safe Haven’s shelter-to-housing program and support services are tailored to each family’s needs, empowering parents to achieve long-term stability and helping their children develop socially and academically. Safe Haven has an 85% success rate and is the only shelter that serves families of all compositions, keeping the entire family together. More information can be found at www.safehaven.org

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