Nikos Gyros announces grand total for their Year of Giving Back
Posted on December 26th, 2013 by Sara
By reporter Steven Smalley
Alexandra “Alex” Serpanos, owner of Nikos Gyros in Magnolia Village, concluded her Year of Giving Back with the final fund-raising event this past Sunday. During the previous 12-months, Alex has broken her “Never on Sunday” promise to raise funds for the community by donating 100% of her restaurant’s take, including tips, to a different charitable organization each time. All employees contribute their labor as well.
“I want to thank the community for supporting us in our endeavor over the year,” says Serpanos from her Christmas Eve sick bed, sporting a 101° temperature. “Not only the organizations and charities were grateful, but the people who came in to lend support were appreciative and supportive as well.”
Serpanos is pleased to announce the grand total raised for the year comes to $17,000. These are funds given directly to the charities.
“I would love to eventually do it again at some point, but it’s a good start,” exclaimed Serpanos.
Nikos Gyros is located across the street from Umpqua bank in the Village and is open six-days-a-week. (Almost) never on Sunday.