Hospitality Workers Are Like a Giant Family.

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Golden Rule Charity

Helping People in the Hospitality Industry is Our Passion.

When disasters of all kinds strike, the hospitality industry shows up in full force to support their local communities — generously donating everything from food to venue space to their event expertise in order to raise funds and provide for the needs of those afflicted. However, these champions of their communities — restaurants, bars, hotels and wineries — are not immune from tragedies that impact their ability to operate at full capacity. Golden Rule Charity is passionate about delivering resources to get these employees back up and running when faced by an unexpected hardship.

Founded in 2015, Golden Rule Charity is inspired by founder and hospitality industry native, Judy Walker.  At inception, it was the only organization providing timely relief to hospitality companies and employees in need, with a nationwide reach. In this time, we’ve granted more than $100,000 in funds which have directly gone toward hundreds of individuals in need. Organizations we have joined forces with include Napa Valley Community Foundation, Sonoma Valley Community Foundation, Caterina’s Club and hundreds of individuals, bringing aid to disaster victims.

We are a National 501 (c)(3) charitable organization inspired by the hard working hospitality employees who may find themselves in need of an emergency crisis grant such as medical, food, shelter and transportation. Because we know even the little things can be overwhelming, Golden Rule Charity will also grant small joyful grants. A prom dress for that special young lady, Thanksgiving dinner for a family who would otherwise go without, a Cub Scout uniform so that every child has the opportunity to be included.

Do you know someone in the hospitality industry that has recently fallen on hard times? Are you a manager or owner that needs help planning an event to raise funds for your employee?

Please contact us.




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Pamela Waitt Testimonial

Golden Rule Charity grants support when people in the hospitality industry are navigating life-altering circumstances. When times are tough the charity can become a life saver and I’m proud to be a part of that.

Pam Waitt, President, Co-founder, OC Restaurant Association


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