First Anniversary of Third Thursday
Il Cortile and La Cosecha celebrate one year of giving back through must! Charities

November 11, 2014 (Paso Robles, CA) As inaugural members of must! Charities' Third Thursday program, Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant, both in downtown Paso Robles, have raised a total of $6,500 in the past year to help create sustainable health, hope, compassion and resources for those in need.

"We love working with must! Charities because we know where the money goes: directly to local need," said Managing Partner of La Cosecha and Il Cortile, Carole MacDonal. "It's fun to do something different each month, and donating a portion of our proceeds on that day just makes sense to us.”

Each third Thursday of the month, must! Charities partners with several downtown Paso Robles businesses to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the must! mission. Visitors can shop, eat, drink and play knowing that their participation makes a difference.

"The power of collective giving can make a huge impact for a community, especially when 100 percent of every dollar given goes right to the projects," said Becky Gray, executive director for must! Charities, whose mission is to improve quality of life in San Luis Obispo's North County by partnering with existing non-nonprofits in fields such as education, healthcare, mentoring and employment coaching to create long-term, sustainable transformation within the region. "Our hope is to continue to grow the Third Thursday concept."

The next Third Thursday is November 20, 2014. For more information on must! Charities and the Third Thursday program, please visit or find Third Thursdays on Facebook for up-to-the-minute discounts and specials.

must! charities is dedicated to improving quality of life in San Luis Obispo's North County by offering hope, compassion, and resources to those in need. Instead of giving charitable "handouts," must! charities walks alongside other local organizations to create long-term, sustainable transformation within the region. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Kyndal Kennedy
Parker Sanpei & Associates