Cocktails For A Cause Kickoff Party being held Thursday at Liberty Point – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we continue to celebrate pride across the region, now you can give back. For the second year in a row, a local restaurateur is donating to different LGBT charities and all you have to do is buy a drink.

“People have to come here, drink because we want this money,” said Neina Langford of FCM Hospitality.

A frozen cocktail served on a hot day, with proceeds going to local LGBT charities.

This is the second year that FCM Hospitality, owner of Liberty Point at Penn’s Landing, has hosted cocktail parties for a cause.

They own 11 restaurants and each restaurant is assigned a cocktail inspired by the Pride flag. A dollar from each drink will go to charity.
“Judy Garland always says over the rainbow, so maybe this rainbow will take you to one of our 11 locations,” Fahvian Shorey said.

At the end of June, proceeds will be split equally between the William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and GALAEI.

“Especially in the current climate, it is very important that we do our duty and give back to the local community around us,” said Fahvian Shorey.

The event kicks off Thursday at Liberty Point from 5-8 p.m. This will be the only time during the whole month where you can get all 11 cocktails in one place.

Gritty will also make an appearance at the Pride launch and party. Flyers Charities matches donations up to $10,000.

“For us, we say all the time that hockey is for everyone and this is the way to put that into action,” said Cindy Stutman of Flyers Charities.

The Flyers Rowdy Rita is a mango puree margarita. It’s only sold at Liberty Point and you get a souvenir mug.

“You have no excuse not to help a good cause by having a good drink,” Langford said.

Fundraising ends June 30. Here is a list of participating restaurants:

Joseph K. Bennett