Richmond restaurant owner who lost mother hosts brunch for motherless boys

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Also this year, Aklilu is bringing Mother’s Day lunch on Saturday to 150 mothers visiting their sick children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. She plans to transform the cafeteria into an elegant dining room with white tablecloths and flower centerpieces. Volunteers will help her set up and companies have donated some of their goods and services. Aklilu will also donate $20,000 to the hospital.