Local Penn Station owner Bernie Marconi has partnered with The Rainbow Connection to bring the dreams of seriously ill children in Michigan to life. Penn Station, a fast-casual restaurant, is known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries.
“The Rainbow Connection makes a huge impact on the lives of local children and their families who need our help,” said Bernie Marconi, owner of the Rochester & North Gratiot Clinton Twp. Penn Station locations, “We’re thrilled to partner with them and raise money to support their mission.” Bernie Marconi and his wife Linda began this partnership in 2016 and have committed to supporting the Rainbow Connection year-round. “Our goal is to raise $75,000 for this local charity and to give back to the communities we serve.”
George Miller, Executive Director for TRC, is excited to be working with the Penn Station team. “Bernie has a big heart and was quick to step up to help when he learned our wish referrals had increased by 37%. With the popularity of the Penn Station restaurants growing bigger as people learn about their unique menu, the support they have already demonstrated will only improve.”
The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. From something as simple as a computer or as unique as meeting the President of the United States or a glorious trip to Disney World, The Rainbow Connection has fulfilled the dreams of over 3300 Michigan children.
Donations are being accepted at both Penn Station locations to support The Rainbow Connection.
For more information or if you would like to be involved with The Rainbow Connection call 248-601-9474 or visit www.rainbowconnection.org.