The Eddy House gears up for "Pies with a Purpose"

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Updated: 4/24 11:51 pm

Reno, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A local nonprofit is gearing up for the 2nd annual "Pies with a Purpose" fundraiser.

“I see myself taking huge steps, spreading my wings and soaring,” says 18 year old, Eddy House Resident, Nathan Wilson.

Nathan is making big strides as he prepares for life on his own. Nathan aged out of the foster care system last year and was welcomed into The Eddy House, “They’re there for you if you need someone to talk to. They’re there for you if you have no place to go.”

The Eddy House, a nonprofit organization gives young men, fresh out of foster care, a place to stay and even a place to work. Nathan works at Z Pie, the restaurant that funds the Eddy House. Nathan says life wouldn’t be the same without this program, “I’d probably be on the streets or something.”

This Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm you can be a part of the cause at the 2nd annual Pies with a Purpose fundraiser at the West Street Market in downtown Reno.

Some of the area’s top chefs will be cooking up their version of the pot pie. Guests can enjoy culinary creations from Wild River Grille, Bowl, Brewer’s Cabinet, Noble Pie Parlor, Java Jungle, JAX on the Tracks, Homage Bakery, and Tournant Pop Up, with beer and wine provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, Sapphire, and Southern Wine and Spirits, and locally roasted coffee from Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee, live music, a raffle and an auction featuring a private dinner for ten prepared by La Vecchia’s Chef/Owner Alberto Gazzola.

Tickets are $35.00 and every dime benefits The Eddy House.

For more information visit: http://www.eddyhouse.org/

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