On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Melting Pot, of Darien, 14 Grove St., will host a special fondue fundraiser to benefit an employee, Mycel Alegado, a Norwalk resident whose family endured a personal tragedy in the Philippines.
During the special dining event, the restaurant employees decided to come together to show support for their colleague by donating a portion of the meal proceeds, coupled with a lump sum of the staff's wages and tips, for Alegado's relatives.
Alegado was born in an impoverished area in the Philippines and moved to Fairfield County a few years ago. She has postponed her college education to help provide financial assistance to relatives from her native country. At this time, Alegado provides support to her recently deceased cousin's family, who left behind a wife and seven young children. All of the funds donated from this event will pay for the children's expenses.
"Mycel Alegado is a wonderful employee and has a strong following with our restaurant guests," Will Areson, restaurant manager of the Melting Pot of Darien, said. "We genuinely care about our employees and consider them family, so our team decided to donate a portion of the October 3 dining proceeds along with 100 percent of their wages and tips to further assist Ms. Alegado's family with their financial obligations."
For reservations, call 203-656-4774. For information, visit meltingpot.com/darien.