Help Starts in the Kitchen

YWCA raffle fundraiser spearheaded by food businesses help tots who've faced serious problems.

Local chef Josh Silvers and his wife/business partner Regina are spearheading a campaign to help out the local YWCA’s therapeutic preschool program for children who’ve experienced abuse or neglect.
Not surprisingly, that help starts in the kitchen. The center offers free meals to the through USDA program to the children, but is in serious need of upgrades. “For some, this school provides the only  safe place for children to be children and for others the only place they recieve a healthy meal,” pleads Regina.  Local  businesses are already getting in on the action, with appliance donations from TeeVax, countertops from local restaurant designer Neva B and cabinets from winery-owner (and former cabinet man) Ray D’Argenzio.
They’re now looking to the community to help out — but offering a few carrots for your donations.
Jackson’s Bar and Oven will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each (or 5 for $20) through the end of the month. The winner will receive dinner for 4 (up to $150) at the restaurant and a reservation (never taken at the restaurant). D’Argenzio is offering a complimentary wine tasting for everyone who buys a ticket.
Tickets can be purchased at Jackson’s Bar and Oven (135 4th St., Santa Rosa,), Syrah Bistro (205 5th St, Santa Rosa) or at D’Argenzio Winery (1301 Cleveland Avenue,
Santa Rosa). You can make an online donation to the YWCA at