Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children

Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children

Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children

Donation will provide critical advocacy to thousands of children in San Diego County foster care through the nonprofit’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program

(October 18, 2023) SAN DIEGO – On Friday, Oct. 6, Steak 48 hosted a private pre-opening dining experience at Del Mar Highlands Town Center to benefit local nonprofit, Voices for Children (VFC). The pre-dining experience at Steak 48 raised over $29,000 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center donated an additional $75,000 on top of the evening’s charity patronage.

Together, Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Steak 48 raised more than $104,000 for VFC and its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. CASAs are community volunteers of all backgrounds who make a commitment to advocate for the needs of the child or sibling group with whom they are matched. A CASA gets to know a child’s situation, communicates with professionals on the case, and makes sure the child’s needs are being met. Over time, a CASA often becomes the most consistent person in a child’s life. At regular court hearings required for all children in foster care, CASAs report on the children’s progress and needs, which is essential for judges to make the best decisions for their futures.

The funds raised will allow VFC to provide CASA volunteers to abused, neglected, and abandoned children in foster care, helping ensure their voices are heard. Last year, VFC supported over 900 CASAs and provided life-changing advocacy to more than 1,800 children living in foster care in San Diego County.

Steak 48 generously hosted the evening as part of a grand opening rollout; all attendees were able to dine and enjoy the extraordinary experience that is Steak 48. Attendees were welcome to donate any amount they wished to Voices for Children. 100% of all donations went directly to Voices for Children.

“Thank you to Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Steak 48. We are thrilled to be the recipient of these generous donations,” said Jessica Muñoz, Esq., MFS, President & CEO, Voices for Children. “These funds will help support the crucial advocacy for vulnerable children living in foster care right here in our local community.”

“Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s collaboration with Steak 48 to raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children’s CASA program not only contributes to their cause financially but also amplifies the voices of vulnerable children in foster care. Together, our goal is to help make a difference in the lives of these children, ensuring they are heard and cared for and that their futures are brighter, and to reinforce our dedication to the communities where we live and operate,” said Mary Rottler, Chief Operating Officer for First Washington Realty.

For more information on how to support Voices for Children, visit speakupnow.org.

  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children
  • Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children

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ABOUT DEL MAR HIGHLANDS TOWN CENTER

Shop, dine, relax, and explore Del Mar Highlands Town Center, a premier open-air shopping center located in the heart of Carmel Valley. You’ll find everything you need and more with a luxury cinema and unique collection of boutiques, restaurants, specialty shops, groceries, and services. The Center’s 26,000+ square-foot restaurant collective, Sky Deck, offers elevated dining from award-winning chefs, a central cocktail bar, and a top-level Brewers Deck featuring three of San Diego’s top breweries. The upscale atmosphere of the Center includes social gathering places near water features and comfortable lounge seating around outdoor fireplaces. With the state-of-the-art, multi-level parking structure, customers can shop with ease.  Del Mar Highlands Town Center serves Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and surrounding North County San Diego communities. With easy access off the I-5 freeway, the Center is located at 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. First Washington Realty (FWR) leases and manages Del Mar Highlands Town Center, which is owned by an affiliated entity of FWR. For more information visit, www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com.

 

ABOUT FIRST WASHINGTON REALTY

First Washington Realty (FWR) is a fully integrated national real estate investment and management firm specializing in owning and operating essential and experience-oriented retail real estate. Founded in 1983, FWR currently owns an interest in nearly 150 shopping centers with a value of $9.0 billion located in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with offices in Dallas, Kansas City, Orange County, Portland, Sacramento, and San Diego. For more information, visit www.firstwash.com.

 

ABOUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN

Founded in 1980, Voices for Children (VFC) transforms the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in foster care in San Diego and Riverside Counties by providing them with trained, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASA volunteers advocate for a child or sibling group in foster care in court, school, and the community to ensure their needs are met. VFC believes every child deserves a safe and permanent home and strives to provide a CASA volunteer to every child in the foster care system who needs one. Last year, VFC CASAs and staff provided direct advocacy to nearly 2,300 youth in foster care across San Diego and Riverside Counties as well as case monitoring services to hundreds of other children in foster care who might need an advocate in the future. For more information, visit speakupnow.org.