CATHEDRAL CITY — A worldwide pandemic is not going to dampen the spirit of Mother’s Day, a national holiday to honor mothers, in this community. Some 150 mothers of children who attend the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral will be treated to a free, three-course dinner.

Local Businessman Tony Shawkat is teaming up with Nicolino’s Famous Italian Restaurant, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, the Flower Bank, and the Cathedral City Evening Rotary to make a memorable Mother’s Day for the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City Families.

The majority of these families find themselves at their most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jo Anne Kennon of Cathedral City Evening Rotary.

During these challenging and stressful times of stay-at-home orders, and loss of jobs, local businesses and organizations are focusing on helping and giving back to their community.

“We want to be there for them by helping kids honor their mothers by providing a memorable dinner and family experience during this unforgettable time,” Shawkat said.

Mother's Day

Baked Penne Pasta

Dinner will include baked penne pasta with meatballs, a garden salad with Italian dressing garlic bread, and a brownie.

“Any little bit helps,” Carnevale told Uken Report.

The Mother’s Day celebration doesn’t stop there.

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery will donate Mother’s Day ‘gift’ craft kits for each family. Children will be able to make special unique present for their moms.

Flower Bank will donate enough flowers/plants for each family.i

Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City will be distributing brand new age-appropriate books. There will also be COVID-19 Time Capsule activities for the children.

Cathedral City Evening Rotary is organizing and coordinating this special Mother’s Day event.

In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Curb-side Mother’s Day dinner will be served Saturday, May 9th at 32140 Shifting Sands, the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City TEEN Center. Dinners can be picked up between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


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