Founded by Jason Warda and his family, The Warda Foundation is a local charitable foundation dedicated to giving back to the community that supports them. Supported by his three local businesses, The Warda foundation’s primary purpose is to help under privileged children and families in need in the local area. The Barn, The Ponemah Lakeside Lodge, and The Fenton Pub all help to support and host various events put on by the foundation throughout the year. The Warda Foundation also take a strong stance against drinking and driving, and promotes drinking responsibly.
During Thanksgiving, the Warda foundation and The Barn team up to put on the Thanksgiving CommUNITY lunch which provides a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone in need, along with fun family activities and donation tables. On that day, guests can stop in for a real restaurant experience, fill a gift bag with any items they may need (clothing, toiletries, winter gear, etc.), and share a fun-filled day with their families’. Last year alone, we had the privilege to serve 121 meals!
Another event sponsored by The Warda Foundation is Project Santa, which provides gifts to children and families in need in an attempt to brighten their holiday season. Local families can reach out to us with their children’s wish lists, which we do our best to accommodate. During this time, we team up with The Whaley Children’s Center as well to provide all of their kids with gifts. Last year we were able to bring smiles to the faces of 183 children and hope to have even more in the coming years!
Although Jason Warda owns and operates three local bars and restaurants, he promotes drinking responsibly, and has just recently established The Fenton Bar Hopper Bus. This provides free transportation around the Fenton area, stopping at a handful of bars on the weekends to help fight against drunk driving in our community. Funded by the Warda Foundation, we have been able to make strides towards bettering the Fenton community and creating a safer environment for all of its residents.
The Warda Foundation holds other small events throughout the year. If you have any suggestions or know of any families in need, please feel free to reach out to us. We are always open to other ways to help out in the community!
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