Serving up Pancakes to Help Homeless Families

Cinnaire CEO Mark McDaniel Competes to Retain Pancake Palooza Champion Title

The 2020 Haven House Pancake Palooza is coming up on Saturday, February 22nd, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the East Lansing Applebee’s. This year, Mark McDaniel joins fellow star servers Sister Pat Newhouse, Christal Canfield, Jim Patterson, Curtis Hertel Jr., Nicole-Noll Williams, and Stacy Hickox in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money to support Haven House and be named the 2020 Pancake Palooza Champion! Join Mark for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast featuring silly stunts and extreme fun – click here for tickets to the event!

Haven House Haven House provides emergency housing and support services for families with children. The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability and financial responsibility. In addition to housing, residents receive meals, crisis counseling, assistance with goal setting and referrals to other agencies as needed. For every $1,000 donated, Haven House is able to provide housing and services to one family. Homelessness in childhood is a trauma that is considered an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). ACE’s have proven to have negative effects on children throughout their lives in important areas like life expectancy, employment, education, addiction, poverty and crime. Haven House provides a self-healing community that keeps families together and reduces trauma for children, a cause important to Cinnaire’s mission.

You can contribute to Mark’s efforts by clicking here to leave him a “tip” or purchase tickets to the breakfast on February 22nd. Join Cinnaire staff and partners in Mark’s section to cheer him on as he is pied in the face, sings, dances and does whatever it takes to support families at Haven House! Mark is once again facing some fierce competition and he could use your help retaining the title of Pancake Palooza Champ!

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