Local Café Gives Hope to Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center with Sandwich Campaign

Local artisan bakery and eatery, Rising High Café has debuted the latest sandwich in its Hoagies and Heroes campaign, which benefits local non-profit organizations.


The sandwich for the month of July is the “Wrapped in Hope Sandwich,” created by Army Wives’ Sterling Brown, with 10% of proceeds benefiting the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, an organization focused on bringing awareness and healing to children who have been victims of abuse.


The “Wrapped in Hope Sandwich” ingredients include: tuna salad, basil pesto, red onions, roasted red peppers and sundried tomato dressing all in a spinach wrap. The sandwich is $8.00 and includes a side item and fountain drink.


“I think I’m a big kid myself and I’ve always had a strong affinity with young people. Now that I’m a new father myself, my love and adoration for them has grown even more,” said Brown. “It hurts me to know that there are kids that have to suffer at the hands of physical, mental or emotional abuse. But, it warms my heart to know that there are organizations such as DNLCC to come to those children’s aid when they don’t have anyone else.”


Each month a local charity will select a spokesperson to build a sandwich on their behalf with a portion of the proceeds from the sandwich sales going back to the organization.


“We truly appreciate any chance we are given to create awareness of who we are and what we do,” said Angharad Chester-Jones, marketing and awareness coordinator for the DNLCC. “This is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Sterling and show that the Charleston community supports DNLCC and our mission to provide hope and healing to victims of child abuse" 


Future sandwiches for the Hoagies and Heroes campaign will be created on behalf of A Dog for Kate, the Center for Women, Lowcountry Local First and more.


“As a local business, we feel that it’s important to be a part of the Charleston community,” said Cliff Lowder, owner of Rising High Café. “We’re really excited about this campaign because giving back is an essential part of our philosophy. And, we get to do it by doing what we do best – making great food!”  


Charlestonians interested in learning more about the campaign, including the debut of each sandwich, can visit Rising High Café’s Facebook Page or Twitter feed.


Rising High Café is a local, independently owned establishment that specializes in baked goods, breakfast and lunch fare. The café emphasizes healthy and sustainable eating with fresh, quality food sourced locally. The restaurant has been a part of the Charleston community for seven years, with new ownership as of February, 2012. For additional information about Rising High, visit their website at RisingHighCafe.com.

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