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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, July 5, 2013

Celebrate 3rd Annual “Dia de las Comidas” on July 11

Popular local family-owned restaurants will once again donate percentage of day’s profits to Latino Family Services at Hospice of Santa Barbara

Join Hospice of Santa Barbara on Thursday, July 11th for Dia de las Comidas as three popular family-owned area restaurants generously open their doors and hearts in support of the organization’s Latino Family Services.


Hospice of Santa Barbara

Carlitos Café y Cantina in Santa Barbara, Cava Restaurant & Bar in Montecito and Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Santa Ynez will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds from all three restaurants to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

“My family is proud to help increase the services provided to Latino families at Hospice of Santa Barbara,” said Carlos Lopez-Hollis, who owns and operates his family’s trio of renowned restaurants.

Hospice of Santa Barbara is here to care for everyone in the community coping with loss. Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Latino Family Services offers free counseling, support groups and education to help Spanish (and English) speaking adults, teens and children who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one.

In May 2013, Hospice of Santa Barbara served 40 Spanish only speaking families in the community. The nonprofit’s service to the Latino community continues to grow with each passing year. Hospice of Santa Barbara will host two Spanish-language support groups beginning in September: Parenting After Loss and Como Sanar la Perdida de un Hijo/a. For more information, call (805) 563-8820.

Please show your support for Latino Family Services at Hospice of Santa Barbara by dining at one of these three establishments on Dia de las Comidas, Thursday, July 11th.

Date: Thursday, July 11th

Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Locations: Santa Barbara: Carlitos Café y Cantina, 1324 State St. (805) 962-7117;

Montecito: Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd. (805) 969-8500;

Santa Ynez: Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar, 3544 Sagunto St. (805) 688-0033.

Walk-in parties are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. All meals included.

For more information, please call K.C. Murphy Thompson at Hospice of Santa Barbara at (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsb.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 700 children and adults every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on seven local middle and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.