April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the entire month, Virginia Beach and Norfolk bars and restaurants will participate in the 1st Annual Mixin’ It Up For Charity, a fundraiser to increase awareness about child sexual abuse (CSA), and to raise money for Stop Abuse, Inc., a local non-profit whose mission is to help prevent CSA. Mixin’ It Up for Charity is SPONSORED BY Absolut® Vodka.

Get involved! Visit one of the participating bars/restaurants or pubs listed below and simply purchase a beverage mixed with Absolut, Absolut Grapefruit or Absolut Lime. The participating restaurant will donate a portion of the drink proceeds to Stop Abuse, Inc. for prevention programs such as “Simon Says Just Tell,” an Emmy Award-winning marionette (puppet) show, featuring adorable “Simon” (see him in our logo above). “Simon Says Just Tell” is presented FREE OF CHARGE to elementary school children throughout Hampton Roads and has been responsible for the apprehension of hundreds of child molesters.

Participating Restaurants:

Baker’s Crust, Hilltop                                                 Dockside Restaurant

Doughboy’s Pizza – 17th Street                                  Saltine

Doughboy’s Pizza – 24th Street                                  Becca

Doughboy’s Pizza – 33rd Street                                  Raleigh Room

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant                                  Hunt Room

Tupelo Honey                                                             Cobalt Grill

Kelly’s Tavern                                                            Grace O’Mally’s Irish Pub    

The Atlantic                                                                La Bella Italia

Chops                                                                          Elevation 27

Casby’s                                                                       Signature At West Neck

Sonoma                                                                       Havana

Ocean27/Hyatt House                                                 Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club

Ocean House                                                               Catch 31

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