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Back to School Party Recap

20 Aug

On August 11th, Give and Get NYC hosted it’s second event to benefit a New York City non-profit. Homes for the Homeless was chosen for its child-centered, education-focused approach to all its programs and services. The turnout was great, with about 50 guests in attendance, and the donations were overwhelming. Literally- they took over half my office until the HfH Field team came to pick everything up the following Monday. The final tally came to 81 bookbags, 77 notebooks, over 150 pencils and pens, hundreds of crayons and markers, thousands of sheets of loose-leaf paper, and a lot of other back-to-school necessities.

Thanks to all who came out and congratulations to those who won show tickets to STOMP and La Cage Aux Folles. A special thank you to Wolfe Trahan & Co. for their generous donations.

If you took pictures at the event, feel free to send them to rachel@giveandgetnyc.com and they will be added to this site!

Stay tuned for updates about the next event, set for Fall 2010…


Back to School Party at The Wharf

19 Jul
UPDATE: Anyone who donates supplies will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to STOMP! Anyone who donates a backpack will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to LA CAGE Aux Folles on Broadway!!!!

Head to the outdoor deck at The Wharf on August 11th for G&G’s “Back to School Party” to benefit Homes for the Homeless. Bring a donation of school supplies and you’ll get drink specials all night long, including $4 Absolut Drinks! Below is a bit more information about Homes for the Homeless:

“At Homes for the Homeless, our mission is to provide homeless families with the opportunities and support necessary to move out of shelter and live independently. With the knowledge that Family Homelessness is first and foremost a poverty issue that disproportionately affects children, Homes for the Homeless has adopted a family-based, child-centered, education-focused approach to all its programs and services.

School supplies can be very costly to our families, and we try to provide them with as many things as possible. The biggest thing we can use are backpacks, but as we have over 350 school aged children between our four American Family Inns, any school supplies would be of use, from notebooks to crayons, from safety scissors to index cards.”

SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Backpacks*, Color Pencils, Index Cards, Calculators*, Safety Scissors, Glue, Pencils, Composition Notebooks, Folders, Pens, Spiral Notebooks, Pencil Cases, Crayons, Binders, Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Lined Loose Leaf Paper, Tape, Highlighters, Rulers, Erasers

DRINK SPECIALS:$4 Absolut Drinks (until 9:30)
$3 Miller Lite bottles
$3.50 for 2 select drafts
$5 Orange Crushes (a summer drink specialty of The Wharf)
$1 Tacos

You can RSVP on Facebook or email info@giveandgetnyc.com !

(click flyer for larger, ‘fridge-worthy version)