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News - July 29, 2022

Around Town

PAY IT FORWARD ... Palo Alto restaurant Local Union 271, together with Tito's Vodka, recently raised $2,000 for the San Jose nonprofitGood Karma Bikes, a secondhand bike shop that refurbishes and distributes bikes to youth and homeless and low-income residents. The downtown restaurant presented the check to the organization on July 19. Local Union 271 raised the funds by donating a dollar every time someone bought a specific item on its menu and putting the money toward the "Pass the Buck" program. Clayton Adelhelm, the restaurant's director of finance, said the money will enable Good Karma to provide about 40 to 50 bicycles to those in need. "I thought it was a great cause to help kids get to school, help homeless get to jobs. ... I just want to say thank you to everybody who supported us.," Adelhelm said. Jenny Circle, Good Karma Bikes' director of development, said the organization is extremely grateful not only for the support from Local Union 271 and Tito's Vodka but also from those restaurant patrons who came out to show their support of the program. "Pass the Buck is such a great way to support local nonprofits and charities, and it engages so many different people," Circle said. Adelhelm said the restaurant hopes to aid other causes. "We're looking to do something with the homeless directly in Palo Alto right now," Adelhelm said. "We see a lot of the same homeless people every day, and I'm trying to do some sort of program where we can donate some extra food, as well as some money."

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