SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WBAY) – Three eating places within the Sheboygan Falls space raised cash all day on Sunday for the household of Oliver Hitchcock.
Oliver Hitchcock is the 8-year-old boy who authorities say was killed by his mom to start with of April.
In honor of Oliver’s favourite coloration, it was a sea of purple all through Shuffs in Sheboygan, Frankie’s Pub & Grill in Sheboygan, in addition to DeO’s Pizzeria & Pub in Plymouth.
“All purple, purple shirts, purple beads, purple balloons,” mentioned Eric Brushert, bartender & social media supervisor at Frankie’s Pub & Grill.
All three eating places spent the day gathering donations, and donating 10% of all their gross sales to help Oliver’s father and brother.
“When a tragedy occasion occurs you actually hope that your group comes collectively and this being as tragic as it’s, the one factor that I really feel lots of people can do generally is donate money and time as a result of there’s nothing you are able to do to remove the heartache and the heartbreak that the household’s going by,” mentioned Micki Gnatzig, common supervisor at DeO’s Pizzeria & Pub.
The day lengthy “Oliver Hitchcock Profit” all began as an concept from one among Frankie’s workers, Eric Brushert.
“We’re all owned by the identical household, the Frank household. And it’s only one factor we’ve all the time carried out to present again to the group. It’s been a ardour of mine and a drive since earlier careers and every thing, simply to present again to the group in such a tragic factor that we needed to play our half and assist the household,” mentioned Brushert.
Staff inform us many shoppers got here in particularly for the profit, all decked out in purple.
“We got here out particularly for the profit to have lunch right here as a result of we knew that among the proceeds had been going to go to the household,” mentioned Mark Fredricks, a buyer at Shuffs.
Every restaurant had donation buckets out, and bought purple frosted “In Loving Reminiscence of Oliver” cookies, made by an area Sheboygan Bakery, CocoaMo Confections, who’s donating 100% of these proceeds to Oliver’s household as effectively.
“I believe the story touched everyone on this group right here. There have been all types of efforts to succeed in out to the household, and this was simply one among them. And I assumed that this was a pleasant option to present our love and concern for the household,” mentioned Fredricks.
To assist in additional methods, DeO’s Pizzeria & Pub had purple drink specials, and one buyer at Shuff’s introduced a present for Oliver’s father.
“Even this little bit that we’re doing, we’re all so completely happy to do it and simply something that we are able to do on the facet to assist the household is a tremendous factor I believe,” mentioned Gnatzig.
Whereas, two bartenders at Frankie’s Pub & Grill stepped up in a giant method.
“Myself and the opposite bartender are donating all of our hourly wage at present, so we’re simply attempting to play our half.” mentioned Brushert.
All three eating places anticipate to share the ultimate whole raised on Monday, we’ll maintain you up to date.
If you happen to’d prefer to donate, Oliver’s household began a GoFundMe.
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