Sunflower Hill Receives $5,000 Robert Half Grant

December 16, 2019

Organization will use grant to enrich its Stable Cafe program

Sunflower Hill announced today that it has won a grant from Robert Half, a global human resource consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California with offices in the Tri-Valley. The grant, totaling $5,000, will be used to enrich its vocational program, Sunflower Hill at the Stable Cafe, which provides adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn restaurant skills through individualized, hands-on coaching and training.

“This grant enables Sunflower Hill to further develop and professionalize our vocational program at the Stable Cafe,” said Rebecca Langstaff, Programs Manager at Sunflower Hill. “We’re very thankful to Robert Half for this generous grant, which will allow us to provide expanded job skills in a setting that is tailored to individualized learning styles.”

With this grant, Sunflower Hill will purchase supplies and equipment to further develop an environment of success for all of its Stable Cafe program participants. This grant will also provide support for safety training for Sunflower Hill staff working alongside program participants.

“We’re excited to be able to provide an enriched vocational skills program at the Stable Cafe with these funds and grateful to Robert Half for choosing Sunflower Hill,” said Edie Nehls, Executive Director at Sunflower Hill. “This program has already proven successful in building restaurant vocational skills as well as increasing each program participant’s confidence and essential life skills.”

The Stable Cafe is located on the Alameda County Fairgrounds at the Gate 12 entrance in Pleasanton, CA. Its owner, Esther Hall, partners with Sunflower Hill typically the 3rd Sunday of each month to provide a space and her restaurant expertise to the vocational program. For more information about the Sunflower Hill at the Stable Cafe program or to make reservations, visit The Stable Cafe.