BELLA'S GIVES BACK?
We not only wish to be a great restaurant - providing a dining experience unlike any other in Geneva - but we also want to be good stewards of the community we live in.
Bella's Gives Back was born.
Each month, we endeavor to support a local cause, charity, or non-profit. By pairing up with our selected partner for the month, a portion of each Monday nights business gets donated back to them. We delight in the fact that we are one of, if not the only restaurant in Geneva that strives to give back to the great community we thrive in.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us in our cause to keep giving back to our community by your patronage.
IF YOU HAVE A GROUP, ORGANIZATION, CHARITY, OR NON-PROFIT THAT COULD PROFIT BY OUR BELLA'S GIVES BACK PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT US AT BELLASGENEVA@GMAIL.COM
We are so proud to donate $580 to Thrive to Survive from our Bellas Gives Back program from the month of June! Bella's Ristorante is happy to be able to support local organizations who do such great work! Pictured are TTS Co Founder and VP Jen Harris and Bellas Principal Owner Richard Austin.
At the weekly Geneva Rotary Club meeting, we presented President Shad Cook with a $650 dollar check from our July Bellas Gives Back program. Geneva Rotary Club does so many great things in our community we wanted to support them in any way possible.
Pictured is Geneva Reads President Nina McCarthy and Geneva Reads Executive Director Anne Schuhle, along with Bella's owner Dick Austin. For August, Bella's was able to donate $410 to Geneva Reads, to use for their WIC and Holiday Basket programs.
We had the pleasure of donating a $400 check to the Geneva School District as the result of our september Bellas Gives Back! This check will get put to use buying hats and mittens for needy children in the schools. Pictured is Superintendent of Schools Trina Newton and Principal Owner Richard Austin.
Ellen Wayne received a $350 Check today from Richard Austin, Principal Owner of Bella's for our Bella's Gives Back program. Ellen was there representing Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, where this money will aide the Geneva Community Lunch Program.
Principal Owner Richard Austin presents a $540 Check to St. Francis St Stephens Principal Mary Mantelli, who is using the funds to help offset the cost of free lunches at the school for children.
Theatre 444 Founder and Artisitic Director Pam Rapoza accepts a $410.00 Check from Principal Owner Richard Austin. Theatre 444 is a newly formed Community Theatre group in the Finger Lakes region.
Helen Kelley, Director of Development for Finger Lakes Health (L) and Kelsey Thibault, President of The Geneva General Hospital Auxilary (R), are pictured with Principal Owner Richard Austin. Austin presented the Auxilary a check for $464.00, which was the result of the June Bella's Gives Back program.
Joe Fragnoli (L), past chair of The Salvation Army of Geneva and owner of Super Casuals, accepts a $500.00 check for the 2019 Salvation Army of Geneva Red Kettle Drive. Pictured with him is Principal Owner Richard Austin.
Geneva Rotary Club President Elect Dave Cook (R) accepts a $1000.00 check from Bella's Principal Owner Richard Austin. This check is sponsoring the 2019 Geneva Rotary Santa Train and aides the Clubs community support initiatives throughout the year.
Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante is proud to be a 2020 sponsor of Finger Lakes Ducks Unlimited with a $765.00 Sponsorship
Pictured presenting the check is Bella’s Principle Owner Richard Austin and FLDU Committee Chairman Mike Rago.
The Finger Lakes chapter of Ducks Unlimited is one of the largest in the United States as well as one of the most profitable chapters for raising funds to continue the mission of Conserving, Restoring, and Managing wetlands and habitats in North America.
Bella’s came and delivered over 40 Gallons of Milk, as well as a few hundred packs of snacks for kids. The Club has gone out of its way since the outbreak of this crisis to make sure young genevans and families in need are fed. Under the leadership of Executive Director Chris Lavin, and the consummate professionals in his employ - the Boys and Girls Club is a shining beacon of possibility and hope for Geneva.
Pictured is Assistant Executive Director of the Club Allauna Overstreet-Gibson and Richard E Austin II - Principal Owner of Bella’s.