Foodie Pen Pals for Hurricane Sandy
|December 4, 2012||Posted by Carrie under Foodie Pen Pals|
It’s been a few months since I participated in the fun that is Foodie Pen Pals. The brainchild of fellow Fitfluential Ambassador Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean – Foodie Pen Pals is just what it sounds like – a monthly pen pal program of foodies. You send and receive a box full of goodies. It’s like when you went to sleep away camp and received a care package from home.
Lindsay grew up in New York City and her parents still live there and were severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Go to her blog to read her mom’s words about the storm. While the affects of Hurricane Sandy are not always top story in your local news anymore, there are people who are still trying to rebuild. As the holidays approach, now is the perfect time to make sure that the victims of the storm are still cared for. This is your opportunity.
For December Foodie Pen Pals, Lindsay had the wonderful idea to encourage those that would normally spend $15 on a care package of goodies for a fellow foodie – to send that money straight to Hurricane Sandy relief. In two days, over $1000 has been raised!
She has selected New York Cares as the recipient of donations and is encouraging everyone to go directly to their website to make a donation.
From New York Cares website:
New York Cares is on the frontlines of disaster relief, working around the clock to bring post-Hurricane Sandy aid where it is needed most. In the weeks following the storm, we have deployed thousands of volunteers to the hardest hit neighborhoods, distributing hot meals and warm coats, helping local social service agencies get back up and running, and mucking out homes that were ravaged by the storm.We were the first faces that many displaced New Yorkers saw- a reminder that in these especially tough times, New York Cares is here for them.
But our work didn’t start when the waters rose, and it won’t stop when the headlines have faded.
Every year, more than 400,000 New Yorkers depend upon New York Cares to build a better life. Day in and day out, we help high-risk students get into college, we provide job training to unemployed adults; we teach kids the joy of reading- and so much more. And now, for as long as it takes- we bring hurricane relief and restoration to our suffering neighbors .