(Napoli’s Cafe of Stittsville provided Christmas cheer to the frontline staff at the General and Civic Hospitals on December 14, 2020. Photos: submitted)
Napoli’s Cafe of Stittsville is known for their philanthropy throughout the year and always look forward to hosting their favourite fundraiser – the annual VIP charity event. The event raises thousands of dollars that is shared with community charities near and dear to the Khalil family. Sadly, the annual event could not be held this year due to the pandemic, but Napoli’s is “so happy we are still able to give back” said Nicole Khalil.
The frontline workers at both the Civic and General Hospitals were the recipients of Napoli’s generosity this Christmas season. After personally baking 1400 Christmas cookies; Basil, Milad, Nicole and Joanne, busily attached Napoli’s gift cards to cookie packages for delivery to 225 frontline workers.
Nicole Khalil told Stittsville Central, “Just a small gesture to show our appreciation of the hard work they have put in during these trying times”. With the packages loaded, the delivery took place on December 14 to the hospitals and workers and were greatly appreciated.
“Our hearts are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support from our customers and the community. Even with our take-out and deliveries, the support has been incredible”, Basil Khalil told us. He went on to add, “charities have been hit hard, but so has the local food bank and businesses”. He went shared that the family have spent at least $5,000 on plexiglass alone to keep his customers safe and to enable the restaurant to keep up with fundraising in some way.
The Café also has a new website that features online gift cards; reservations; their new menus and weekly/special event specials, along with a tour of the restaurant. Visit the website at www.napoliscafe.com.
We also wanted to add that Napoli’s is offering Christmas Dinner for Five to be picked up between 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve, but orders must be booked by Tuesday, December 22nd. Call 613-836-7722 to order.