APPA’s Dennis Maloney Community Service Projects give training institute attendees an opportunity to give back to the community.
EDWINS is a non-profit that works with men and women who are formerly incarcerated, teaching them the culinary industry from a fine dining standpoint. We help with the barriers that come along with being previously incarcerated, which varies from person to person. While the needs list may seem inconsequential in many ways, your donation helps to ensure that our men and women don’t have to worry about the small things. Coming home is tough. As a person starts from zero and works hard to simply maintain. Something as simple as some toiletries can give our students the leg up that they need to keep on pushing just one more day. We provide these items to our students in the dorms, students at the restaurant, and alumni who are dealing with life issues so that they can keep pushing forward. We have a saying on our wall as you walk into the culinary classroom "EACH DAY WE WILL WIN". Sometimes winning means asking for assistance and for us to be able to provide the small things give an extra layer of care that can prevent someone from going back to their old ways of life and recidivating. For each student that we can aid, we are much more likely to retain them in the program and get them the education they need to begin a new life.
EDWINS Student Needs List:
We also accept gently used clothing in a variety of sizes for both men and women but ask that you keep your donations to a manageable size of approximately 50 pieces or less.
We are always looking for utensil sets, cook wear, plates/dishes, pots and pans for our students and any other kitchen appliances
We are unable to accept used bedding, sheets, pillows, or mattresses.
If you have a furniture donation, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 216-778-0195 and she will see if there is a student need for the furniture or if it is feasible to have the items. They will be accepted on an as-needed basis.