Mama's on 39 has raised more than $30,000 for local groups and nonprofits through a special program that benefits organizations like the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation (MCMF). A recent fundraiser netted nearly $1,000 for the foundation.
"These funds will be used to support the purchase of iPod Nano's as part of our Matt's Mixed Tape Program, which the Foundation then loads with 'Matt's Music'- donated by over 75 caring bands and musicians, and we then gift the iPods to adolescent and young adult (15-29 years of age) cancer patients at UCLA Medical Centers (both Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan in Westwood) and USC-Los Angeles Children's Hospital in LA/Hollywood to improve their quality of life while undergoing cancer treatment," said Tony Cwiertny of MCMF.
Owned by restaurateurs Pete Truxaw and Tim McCune, Mama's on 39 regularly gives back to community causes through its "Give Back Days." Through the program, Mama's on 39 donates up to 30 percent of the designated proceeds when groups dine at the eatery on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue.
Truxaw believes that giving back to the community is something businesses should "really do." He added, "The community of Huntington Beach is our family, and it's our responsibility to support it in any way we can ... just as this community continues to support us."
The restaurant serves farm-fresh comfort foods with a culinary twist along with Thrifty's ice cream flavors.
In 2012, Mama's on 39 has donated more than $15,000 to local schools, charities and youth sports organizations.
Mama's on 39 is at 21022 Beach Blvd. For more information, call 714-374-1166.