Care-a-lotta, the charitable arm of The Bartolotta Restaurant Group, has selected The Women’s Center as their partner for their upcoming gala in 2018, intended to raise awareness and funds for the local non-profit. The fourth annual Gal-a-lotta will be held at The Italian Community Center in 2018. Care-a-lotta, alongside The Women’s Center will host the fully funded gala and will be completely staffed by Bartolotta employees.

With a presence in the Milwaukee market for over 20 years, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group has made charitable giving a priority specifically for organizations that are local and work to affect change in the greater Milwaukee area. For the 2018 Gal-a-lotta, the restaurant group received over 60 applications and selected The Women’s Center based on their very important mission toprovide a safe haven for women, children, and men who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse. At a time where women’s rights are at the forefront of the national and local conversation, The Women’s Center is leading the way to ensure proper services are in place for women and their families in times of need.

Executive Director, Angela Mancuso says, "We are thrilled to be selected as the Gal-A-Lotta recipient for 2018! One of our priorities is to increase our engagement with young professionals in the region, and this partnership with Bartolotta presents the perfect opportunity to share our mission during an evening of good music and great food in a reimagined space.  We are honored to have been selected and thank The Bartolotta Restaurants for recognizing the importance of our mission and becoming involved. “

The gala to be held in October of 2018 will funnel all proceeds to The Women’s Center.  Additionally, Care-a-lotta board member and Assistant General Manager at Lake Park Bistro, Zoe Lord shared, We have chosen The Women’s Center 2018 Gal-a-lotta recipient because together we recognize the importance of empowering women and their families. We hope our partnership will build awareness and further the mission for this crucially important resource in our community.” 

Further details related to the 2018 Gal-a-lotta event, including the date and timewill be released as they become available.


About The Women’s Center

Founded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves women, children, and men who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse, including trafficking. The Women’s Center offers free and comprehensive services including domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse counseling, an emergency domestic violence shelter, a 24-hour hotline, free on-site child care, legal advocacy, transitional living, and life skills programming that includes employment, parenting and grandparents support groups, educational forums and advocacy.