Nando’s PERi PERi Raises $12,000 for Local High Schools

by Fatimah Waseem December 5, 2017 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

Nando’s PERi-PERi, a South African-Portuguese restaurant chain, raised $12,711 for two local public high schools at its grand opening in November.

To celebrate its new location on 2120 Sunset Hills Road, the chain donated 100 percent of all sales, excluding alcohol and taxes, to the two schools. In 2019, Herndon High School will use funds to send the marching band to represent the United States at the 75th Commemoration of D-Day in Normandy. South Lakes High School will use the donations to send their marching band to Hawaii to perform at the 2017 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, in addition to supporting other program needs.

Though the two schools are traditionally rivals, Nando’s said students from the two bands happily came together to raise money through the fundraiser.

“Nando’s likes to be good neighbors, and we couldn’t be happier with the community turnout in Reston,” said Sepanta Bagherpour, Nando’s vice president of marketing. “Students and parents at both high schools worked so hard to spread the word in their community, and to show support for their schools.”

Photo courtesy of Seven Oaks Media Group

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Pretty good food and a pretty good cause. I’m glad that I was able to contribute $12.50 to each school, and get a full stomach to boot.

    • Mike M

      Hey KFC! Move over for TWC! Third World Chicken!

    • Arielle in NoVA

      And thank you for doing so!

  • EliteinReston

    A red school (Herndon) and a blue school (South Lakes) working together across party lines for a good cause. Way to set an example.

    • Arielle in NoVA

      Ha! Love this 🙂 Very good point.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    The South Lakes contingent left for their Hawaii trip this morning. Thank you to everyone who donated toward and helped out with this fundraiser and the trip planning and to all of the Herndon and South Lakes band families.

    From our esteemed band director, Mr. Fore:
    “Parents and friends can watch the parade via the net at pearlharborparade.org
    We are unit 48. We will participate in the opening ceremonies at 5pm.”

    • John Higgins

      Thanks, Arielle. A great opportunity for the young folks, sure to be enjoyed.

      According to the parade’s website, the parade begins at 4:30pm (9:30pm EST) and the ceremonies at 6:30pm (11:30pm EST).


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