Dear NNEMAP Food Pantry Donors,
Wow. There are no words to describe your generosity, so “Wow,” is going to have to do. The “Big Give” ended yesterday afternoon at 6:00pm. In just 32 hours, you donated $52,513.89 to NNEMAP Food Pantry. And that’s BEFORE our share of matching funds from the prize pool.
In a year when we have lost so much, you reminded us of just how much we have. We have your support. We have your encouragement. We have…you.
On behalf of the thousands of area households we serve, thank you for being there for us.
From the entire staff and Board of Directors, thank you for walking beside us as we strive to eliminate hunger in our city.
From all of us to all of you–THANK YOU for your support.
NNEMAP Food Pantry
It’s not everyday that a major international celebration coincides with a global giving event. But here we are–Cinco de Mayo and #GivingTuesday, joined together in a unifying day of hope and, hopefully, change. Spare change, that is.
For the price of a marguerita at a major chain restaurant, we can provide a family with three days’ worth of groceries. That’s not bad. Why not have one for the road? We’ll serve two families!
To get you in that #GivingTuesday mood, here are some fun and completely factually inaccurate statements about Cinco de Mayo:
-Actor Robert De Niro considered changing his name to Roberto Dinero before auditioning for the title role in ‘Scarface.’ He reconsidered after reading the script.
-American author John dos Passos did change his original name. He was named John dos Pesos at birth. (That is entirely untrue. He was actually christened ‘John Hey It Would Be Amazing if You Donated Six Bucks to NNEMAP Today.’
-Cinco de Mayo was not celebrated for decades. After France’s dismal showing in the two World Wars, Mexico did not want to sound like a bully for routing the French Empire in 1862.
-For real facts about Cinco de Mayo, maybe try a Google search. To donate to NNEMAP Food Pantry, CLICK HERE!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
The irascible Oscar Wilde once opined that, “All art is quite useless.” While we understand the importance of being earnest (see what I did there?), we respectfully disagree with Wilde on this point. In fact, we’re going in the complete opposite direction. In the bleak midwinter, you can put some color back into the world by joining us at Brush Crazy to “Paint for a Cause.”
The team at Brush Crazy has made it as easy as 1-2-3 (think of it as paint and donate by numbers!):
1. Visit Brush Crazy on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020, show them this post or just tell them you’re painting for NNEMAP. Drop in anytime (and bring the family–it’s kid-friendly!).
2. Paint whatever item you choose (staff is there to help get you started and give you pointers along the way)
3. NNEMAP Food Pantry gets a generous portion of the proceeds as a cash donation.
You make art, NNEMAP Food Pantry gets money. THAT is useful art! Come join us on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 anytime between 11am and 6pm. Chase the winter blues (and Dorian Grays?) away and support NNEMAP Food Pantry. Win-win!!!
We welcome your support any time. We won’t even make you paint for it. You can always make a secure online donation here. Thank you for your support. Every donation makes a difference in someone’s life!
WHAT?!? Believe it or not, the holiday season is bearing down upon us. NNEMAP Food Pantry invites you to kick off the festivities by joining us for the 1oth Annual Harmony for Hunger benefit concert. This event showcases talent from our supporting network of churches and also features a spectacular silent auction for browsing (and bidding!) before the show and during intermission.
This year we will be treated to an audible feast presented by the New World Singers. This premier performance and touring ensemble of the Columbus Children’s Choir regularly performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to the delight of patrons far and wide.
WHEN?!? The Big Show will be Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm, but you’ll want to arrive early to get your silent auction bids in and visit with other NNEMAP Food Pantry friends and supporters.
WHERE?!? This year’s host is Stonybrook Church, located at 485 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230.
HOW DO I GET THERE?!? Not to worry–use this map and directions.
For a mere $25 per ticket, you get a solid two hours of entertainment. Kids 10 and under admitted for the discounted ticket price of $15. We’re cheaper than a sitter and way more entertaining. Win-win! If you are a savvy holiday shopper, you recognize that this is the best deal in town!