Gelato Push-Pop Pop-Up for Ukraine

Janine Bruno, who recently opened her gelato shop and pasta-making space in South Philadelphia after her gelato earned top-three honors in North America at the Gelato World Masters, will be making lemon berry gelato push-pops and selling them to benefit charity at a pop-up on Thursday, June 2nd beginning at 2 p.m. at the former Le Bus space at 129 S. 18th Street in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse neighborhood.

Gelato Push-Pop Pop-Up for Ukraine

The push-pops will mirror a Ukrainian flag, cost $10 apiece, and be available until sellout. Proceeds will benefit Temple University student Kateryna Koshevoy’s Wild Dove Foundation, a charity the Philly-based Ukrainian created to send money to friends and family members in Ukraine for food, water, and other vital supplies. The push-pops will also become available for sale at Kraftwork the following week, and will be available daily at the popular Fishtown restaurant and bar.

Philadelphia City Councilman, real estate broker, and entrepreneur Allan Domb, the owner of Kraftwork and the former Le Bus space, approached Bruno after seeing her story make waves in the news. “Here you have an extremely talented chef who started cooking for therapy after a breast cancer diagnosis, and her story captivated me,” said Domb. “I started reading more about her, and I see she’s becoming a star in Philadelphia and beyond. I knew immediately that Janine was the person to do this fundraiser with.”

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“I really haven’t used my space for gelato pop-ups yet, but I’ve been meaning to make more gelato after getting so many requests since opening,” said Bruno. “When Allan approached me for this event, I knew it was perfect opportunity and I couldn’t say no. I hope to sell out and be able to raise as much money as possible for this cause.”

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