Weekend of Purpose features culinary events, volunteer opportunities
Posted October 5, 2016
Updated October 8, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday Brunch at Poole's diner and numerous volunteer opportunities highlight the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation's Weekend of Purpose.
Events kick off on Saturday with the Day of Service, which dispatches volunteers to assist one of nine local nonprofits. While most volunteer slots are full, some people are still needed to help the Salvation of Army of Wake County set up its Christmas Warehouse and Toy Shop, to help build a garden for the children and families at Method Child Development Center, and to help with items being delivered to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina's Raleigh Branch. Volunteers receive a limited edition T-shirt and $10 off their ticket for the Party with Purpose, which will be held at CAM Raleigh Sunday night.
The Party with a Purpose features dishes from some of the best female chefs in the area, in addition to cocktails from Gallo Pelon and beer. We got a look at the menu and it looks fantastic. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $150 for VIP. Some of the benefits of going VIP is a private hour at CAM Raleigh prior to the event, an exclusive specialty cocktail and access to a private VIP bar throughout the night.
The Weekend of Purpose also includes Sunday Brunch at Poole's Diner. This is your once a year chance to get Sunday Brunch at the popular restaurant. The menu will feature some of Hahn's favorite dishes, including eggs benedict, French chicken thighs with milk gravy and apple French toast. Tickets are $160 each and come with a signed copy of owner and chef Ashley Christensen's new cookbook.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Weekend of Purpose.
Jamie Kirk Hahn died April 24, 2013, two days after suffering stab wounds in her north Raleigh home. Her husband, Nation, was attacked but survived. Police arrested the couple’s longtime friend and colleague, Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, in connection with the stabbings. He is serving a life sentence.
Nation Hahn went on to create the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation to help continue his wife's legacy of charitable work and empower others to promote change in their communities.