Hearts O’Clover Night brings in $6,000 for North Light

It was a night filled with corned beef, charity and Irish cheer inside Winnie’s LeBus on Main Street in Manayunk on Tuesday. 

The restaurant, known for its homemade meatloaf, breads and brunch, hosted the second annual Hearts O’Clover Night and turned 100 percent of the night’s profits into funds for North Light Community Center in Manayunk. 

Chef John O’Brien helped to incorporate the approaching Irish holiday by cooking up some traditional corned beef, cabbage and Irish stew in addition to the restaurant’s regular slate of menu items.

The fundraiser brought in more than $6,000 for the community center. North Light’s Executive Director Irene Madrak says the money will help them reach out to more families in need of food and services in Northwest Philadelphia. 

“These funds are so important to helping North Light continue to serve those who need us most by never turning anyone away due to inability to pay,” Madrak said. “Especially at a time when the impact of the recession with job losses combined with escalating food, healthcare and energy costs have intensified with the financial pressures on many community households.”

North Light Community Center serves more than 3,000 people and takes on more than 50,000 cases of service a year in Manayunk, Roxborough and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

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