The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association recently held Colorado’s second annual PJs & Eggs event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11, 2013. Organizers asked attendees to wear pajamas and donate a new kids’ pair as they enjoyed breakfast, brunch or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner), at participating restaurants across Colorado. RMHC donated a portion of the collected pajamas to families affected by the recent floods. The event raised more than $3,320 and collected more than 160 pairs of new children’s pajamas for charity. After two years, CEP, through its PJs & Eggs initiative, has raised more than $5,500 and provided nearly 500 pajamas for seriously ill children.
“The Colorado Egg Producers Association was proud to coordinate the second annual PJs & Eggs event that helped a local cause and celebrated the incredible edible egg,” said Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “For the second year in a row we collaborated with local restaurants and offered the public an opportunity to give back while enjoying their favorite egg dishes. We could not have achieved the results we did without a generous community that cares about helping others in need.”
The following restaurants opened their doors for PJs & Eggs: The Eggshell and Ralston Road Café in Arvada, LePeep in Boulder, McCoys and Wild Eggs in Denver, Syrup in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek, Breakfast on Broadway in Englewood and Toast in Littleton. Each restaurant donated a portion of their proceeds that day, allowing diners to enjoy their favorite breakfast restaurants while also giving back to a local cause.
Those who were unable to join the event but wanted to support the cause were invited to drop off a set of new kids’ pajamas or a monetary donation at any participating restaurant before October 11th.
PJs & Eggs was part of the Good Egg Project, an effort coordinated by the American Egg Board to educate the public on where eggs come from and opportunities to fight hunger in communities across the country. The event was hosted on World Egg Day as part of the International Egg Commission’s effort to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs.
To learn more about the CEP, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com. To learn about the good egg project, visit www.goodeggproject.org.
About Colorado Egg Producers Association
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is a membership organization representing seven family farms throughout Colorado. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for its community, as illustrated by their regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state. Egg Farmers throughout Colorado pride themselves on providing a high quality, protein-dense food like eggs to citizens in this great state. We are also proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free eggs, organic, nutrient enhanced, brown and white eggs. You can find locally produced, fresh, wholesome and safe eggs in the dairy case of your favorite Colorado supermarkets. The seven CEP farms are Colorado Egg, LLC; Country Side Eggs; NestFresh; Boulder Valley Poultry; Hillside Egg Farm; Morning Fresh Farms and Sparboe Farms. For more facts and information about eggs and CEP, including a list of where to buy Colorado eggs, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com.
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