SOURCE: Z'Tejas

Z'Tejas

April 05, 2016 11:04 ET

Z'Tejas Cornbread for A Cause Raises Over $31,000 in Q1 for Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefiting Children and Cheyanna's Champions for Children

Rolls Out Fundraising Campaign for Military Assistance Mission of Arizona and the American Widow Project of Austin, Texas Starting April 1st Through June 30th

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2016) - Z'Tejas Cornbread for A Cause, the restaurant group's corporate giving program, raises $31,693 for Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefiting Children, a year-long fundraising effort by the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club, and Cheyanna's Champions for Children (CC4C), an Austin, TX-based charity that provides inspiration and assistance to children with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions, from January 1st through March 31st. From the total funds raised, Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefiting Children receives $21,238 and CC4C receives $10,455.

Beginning April 1st through June 30th, Z'Tejas Cornbread for A Cause is raising funds for two military-focused charities namely the Military Assistance Mission and the American Widow Project. Funds are raised from proceeds from sales of the famous, freshly-baked Z'Tejas cornbread priced at $3 per loaf. Proceeds from Z'Tejas' five Phoenix-area locations and three Austin-area locations will be donated to Military Assistance Mission and the American Widow Project respectively.

"We are overwhelmed by the success of Cornbread for A Cause since launching the first campaign last December and we are extremely grateful to all our guests, team members and charity partners in embracing our corporate giving program," said Gary Manley, General Partner at Z'Tejas Restaurants. "We are excited to partner with two charitable organizations that are making a huge difference in the lives of our active duty service men and women, veterans and their families, for Cornbread for A Cause in the second quarter."

The Military Assistance Mission serves Arizona's active duty military, their families and wounded warriors by providing them with financial, morale and emergency assistance regardless of their deployment status.

The American Widow Project was founded in 2007 by Taryn Davis of San Marcos, TX, after her husband, CPL Michael Davis, was killed in action in the Iraq war on May 21, 2007. She found herself a widow at the age of 22 and discovered that there were few resources to help young military widows. Today, the American Widow Project's mission is to provide vital support to military widows with programs that unify, empower, educate and assist in rebuilding their lives in the face of tragedy.

About Z'Tejas Restaurants

In 1989, the first Z'Tejas opened in an old Victorian house on historic 6th St. in downtown Austin, Texas. Since then, Z'Tejas has grown to become the premier dining destination for Mexican and Southwestern style cuisine in Phoenix, Arizona, where it has five locations and Austin, Texas, where it has three locations, including the original that still stands at the same old Victorian house on 6th St. You can follow Z'Tejas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information, visit www.ztejas.com.

About Z'Tejas Cornbread for A Cause

Launched in December 2015, Z'Tejas Cornbread for A Cause is the restaurant group's corporate giving arm. Its mission is to raise funds for charitable organizations that help people in the communities that Z'Tejas serves. Funds are raised through proceeds from sales of Z'Tejas' famous, freshly-made cornbread.

Contact Information

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    Z'Tejas Arizona Locations
    Liz Lastra/Jennifer Kaplan
    Evolve PR and Marketing
    (480) 862-4765
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    Z'Tejas Austin, TX Locations
    Joe Vasquez
    VASQ PR
    (201) 889-3340
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