Pawnee Mental Health Services’ second annual Pancakes for Pawnee event that took place at the Early Edition restaurants in Manhattan Tuesday is believed to have topped fundraising numbers from last year.
Estimates put the amount of money raised at around $17,000.
Robbin Cole, the Pawnee Mental Health Services Executive Director, says they also saw the number of walk-in customers increase from 77 last year to about 112 this year along with an increase in the amount of pancakes served by about 200.
Cole credits much of the event’s growth to advertising and expanding participation to both Early Edition restaurants.
She says this allowed residents in various areas of town to participate.
Pancakes for Pawnee was a volunteer-based fundraiser with employees from Pawnee Mental Health Services, Early Edition and Leadership Manhattan getting involved.
The next Pancakes for Pawnee fundraiser will take place next year on Feb. 16th.