Once a month, Connie Murphy gets to work during 5:30 a.m. to make breakfast for about 70 comparison citizens.
“I have it down to a science,” Murphy says about a 120 eggs she cracks and a 15 pounds of bacon she fries for a village breakfast she and her staff prepares for Brookdale Senior Living’s monthly breakfast buffet.
“It is really nearby and dear to my heart,” Murphy pronounced of a breakfast. “I like creation people happy.”
Since a pregnancy in 2008, a breakfast has been creation a lot of people happy, too. Not usually do those who come soap-box about a $4 breakfast, they have donated some-more than $31,000 to internal charities that typically don’t get a lot of funding.
Eric Spragg, sales manager for Brookdale Senior Living, started a breakfast in Jan 2008. That initial breakfast, that afterwards cost $3.75, grossed $41.25.
Since then, a donations have increasing significantly, with final week’s breakfast benefiting CMR and Great Falls High’s Project Graduation totalling $445. On average, Spragg said, a breakfast creates $350 to $500 a month.
“It’s a best breakfast in town,” Curtiss Quist said.
He and his wife, Julie, have been attending given a month after it started.
What keeps them entrance back?
“The food and a charities,” pronounced Julie Quist. “It’s an easy approach to pass around your gift giving.”
“One hundred percent of all that is brought in goes to a non-profits,” Spragg said. “We select non-profits that fly underneath a wire. National non-profits don’t qualify.”
Charities embody Meals on Wheels, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Family Promise, Great Falls Southside Gardens, Sunburst Unlimited, Helping Hands, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Great Falls Animal Shelter, The Emile Center, Project Healing Waters, Vets for Vets, Helping Hands Food Pantry, Cerebral Palsy Bowling Club, Toys for Tots, Shop with a Cop, St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen, Mercy Home, Children’s Receiving Home, St. Dismus Prison Ministry and a Great Falls Bookmobile.
“I trust in giving back,” pronounced Julie Quist. “We have so many blessings and we need to share.”
In further to a food, guest are also entertained by Spragg’s sorcery acts and a deputy from a gift speaks.
Marty Boes with Project Graduation spoke final week about a significance of her group, that puts on an all-night graduation celebration for seniors from Great Falls High and CMR.
“It’s all about gripping a kids protected on one of a many critical days of their life,” she said.
It always comes behind to a food, though.
“They like a entertainment, though a food creates it happen,” Spragg said.
Pancakes are a favorite, according to Murphy.
It takes a 5-pound bag of Krusteaz pancake brew to feed everybody in assemblage for a breakfast. Last week, they indispensable more.
“Sometimes a bag and a half — currently was a bag and a half,” she said.
Breakfast by a numbers
$31,524.95 — Total volume donated given Jan 2008
$5,926.75 — Best year’s total, 2013
$581.75 — First year’s sum giving, 2008
$350-$500 — Average volume donated any month
49 — Estimated umber of charities a breakfast has supported
Brookdale Senior Living’s breakfast smorgasboard
The subsequent comparison breakfast will be during 9 a.m. Apr 12. Brookdale Senior Living is located during 1104 6th Ave. N. The cost of a breakfast is $4. All deduction for a breakfast will be donated to Crime Stoppers. All comparison adults are invited. The breakfast smorgasboard is each second Wednesday of a month.