Thai CDC Partners With Jitlada Thai Restaurant to Launch the “We Care” Campaign

14.04.08.JitladaWeCareCampaignsmallThai CDC is proud to announce that one of the city’s most respected Thai restaurants, Jitlada, will be the first to partner with them in the “We Care” Campaign. Launched on April 8th, the “Jitlada Cares” Campaign will designate every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month as “Jitlada Cares” days. On these days, 15% of their gross sales will be donated to Thai CDC.

Jitlada owner, Mr. Suthiporn “Tui” Sungkamee expressed his excitement in joining this campaign. He states, “Thai CDC was formed to help the Thai community so we want to be a part of their efforts in order to lessen their burden. We want to encourage other successful restaurants to do the same. They can help alleviate the hardships faced by Thai immigrants. Jitlada wants to play a role in helping Thai CDC fulfill its mission through and through. We are honored and privileged to help in the advancement of the Thai community. Everyone should come together to strengthen the Thai community.”

The “Jitlada Cares” Campaign represents an opportunity for Thais to give back to their community through a simple and pleasurable way: enjoying a nice meal with friends and loved ones. With the proceeds from “Jitlada Cares” days, Thai CDC will be able to continue to address the health and human service needs of Thai immigrants in Southern California, including emergency relief, legal counseling, and language assistance.

Thai CDC Executive Director, Chanchanit Martorell, states, “Our longtime relationship with Jitlada has taken on new meaning now as we stand together united in a vision of an improved quality of life and standard of living for our community.”

Since its opening in the late 1970s, Jitlada has been a fixture on the Thai Town scene, but it wasn’t until 2006 when the restaurant was sold to Tui Sungkamee and his sister, Jazz Singsanong, that it became the most exciting Thai restaurant in Los Angeles, courting the likes of Ryan Gosling, Frieda Pinto, and Ashton Kutcher. With a menu offering over 300 dishes, Jitlada excels in Southern Thai cuisine, which is Sungkamee’s specialty. Esteemed food critic Jonathan Gold (Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly) has raved about the mango salad, the Songkhia-style rice salad, and the steamed mussels with Thai herbs. He’s not alone with his assessment. J et Tila, the Thai government’s Culinary Ambassador to America, ranks Jitlada’s steamed mussels in his top 10 L.A. Thai dishes.

Because of his charitable contributions to Thai CDC and the community over the years, Tui Sungkamee has been nominated by the Thai Chamber of Commerce for the King’s Royal Decoration.

We are truly honored to name Tui Sungkamee, Jazz Singsanong, and their restaurant Jitlada as Thai CDC’s first partner in the “We Care” Campaign.


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