12 Days of Holiday Gift Guide – Day 12!
Tuscan Brands Launches Holiday Scholarship Program for Boys & Girls Clubs
New Seaport location partners with Club in South Boston; 10 percent of gift cards to be donated.
Nov. 28, 2017, Boston, Mass. – Tuscan Brands’ founder and Chief Food Taster Joe Faro has forged a new partnership between the newly-opened Tuscan Kitchen Seaport and the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club to raise money for college scholarships this holiday season.
Faro has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Lawrence, Woburn and Salem, N.H., for several years through his restaurants in Burlington, Salem, N.H. and Portsmouth, N.H., and will extend that tradition by pledging support to the Club in South Boston through the new Seaport location. As part of Tuscan Brands’ holiday scholarship drive, 10 percent of gift card sales will be donated to fund scholarships at each Boys & Girls Club.
“Tuscan Brands is a passionate supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs and is committed to giving back to help support our children,” Faro said. “With our new location in Boston’s Seaport, we are eager to help our new neighbors and look forward to helping kids at the Club in South Boston follow their dreams.”
“We thank Tuscan Brands and Joe Faro for their pledge of support and look forward to this new partnership that will directly benefit the children of South Boston,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Nicholas President and CEO Josh Kraft. “Mr. Faro and his team have been strong supporters of the Clubs in other cities and towns and we look forward to that same support here in Boston.”
In addition to the scholarship drive, Faro has hosted toy and turkey giveaways at the Boys & Girls Clubs, and offers a Junior Chef program which includes free summer cooking classes for kids at his restaurants.
Gift Cards are available for purchase at TuscanBrands.com/Gift-Cards and at the following Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market locations:
- Tuscan Kitchen Seaport – 64 Seaport Blvd., Boston, Mass.
- Tuscan Kitchen & Market – 63-67 Main St., Salem, N.H.
- Tuscan Kitchen & Market – 581 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, N.H.
- Tuscan Kitchen – 2400 District Ave., Burlington, Mass.
Tuscan Kitchen Seaport – Faro’s newest and largest restaurant – opens its doors Monday, Nov. 20 at 64 Seaport Blvd., bringing artisan Italian fare to a spectacular second-floor space in the stunning One Seaport development. The new 14,000-square-foot restaurant includes 300 seats, an 80-seat wine bar, an espresso bar, a gelato bar and almost 2,000 square feet of private dining space.
About Tuscan Brands
Founded by Chief Food Taster Joe Faro, Tuscan Brands is a culinary vehicle for sharing authentic, artisan Italian experiences through the ‘Holy Trinity’ of eating & drinking, shopping, and cooking. The first part of Faro’s vision, Tuscan Kitchen, opened in Salem, N.H., in 2010. as a destination for diners to eat & drink their way through Italy’s diverse regional cuisine, sampling the rustic breads of Tuscany with wood-fired Sicilian caponata, Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza, and fresh pasta from Bologna – all set against the backdrop of a masterfully-curated Old World wine selection. Tuscan Market followed in 2012 as a reimagined Italian marketplace to shop for freshly baked breads, handmade pastas, pastries, and gelato, as well as Italian wines, prepared foods, and imported Italian specialties. The Salem, N.H. location also includes ‘La Scuola Culinaria,’ an onsite cooking school. Tuscan Brands expanded to Burlington, Mass. in Fall 2014 with the opening of the second Tuscan Kitchen, while a third location was added in March 2017 in Portsmouth, N.H. that includes an attached Tuscan Market which features an extensive assortment of specialty oils and sauces, fresh-sheeted pasta, imported cured meats and cheeses, Italian espresso and desserts. The market also offers a variety of prepared food items and ingredients and locally sourced produce and seafood Tuscan Kitchen is scheduled to open in Boston’s Seaport Square development in Fall 2017. Tuscan Village, a new “live, work, play” development on 120 acres in Salem, N.H. is also under development. For more, visit www.tuscanbrands.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Since its founding in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been helping young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB does this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs in six core program areas. The organization serves more than 17,000 young people ages 6-18 in 11 Clubs and through its YouthConnect program in partnership with the Boston Police Department. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit BGCB on the web at bgcb.org.
Check back tomorrow for our final day of Holiday Gift Guide!