The Thanksgiving Pie Problem
November 15, 2010 | 7:35 pm
Posted by Carolyn
I come from a family where Thanksgiving is a big deal. It’s the one holiday that we all get together – It’s not that we have 60 people, it’s just that my sisters and I aren’t really allowed to go anywhere but my parents house for Thanksgiving- four daughters, husbands, boyfriends, our kids and 3 dogs. No one in my family spends Thanksgiving with their in-laws. It’s always a great day with lots of food but I have to confess, the pies fall flat. I don’t know why. It feels important to have pies on Thanksgiving but as we divide up the cooking responsibilities, we always sort of forget about dessert and then end up with a grocery store pie and other mediocre desserts…I think this year we finally have solved the Thanksgiving Pie Problem with the Pie in the Sky 2010 fundraiser:
This Thanksgiving (and apparently the last 17 Thanksgivings- where was I?), you can buy a delicious apple, pecan, pumpkin or sweet potato pie for $25 and pick it up on Wednesday, November 24th at over 45 locations throughout Greater Boston. Here’s the best part…for $25, the cost of a single pie, Community Servings will be able to provide a week’s worth of free, home‐delivered meals to a man, woman or child who is battling a critical illness such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes or MS. Pie in the Sky involves more than 150 of Greater Boston’s best chefs, bakers and caterers donating their time, talent and resources to provide our pie buyers with delicious Thanksgiving Pies. Equally amazing, over 500 volunteer pie sellers work hard throughout the fall to sell, organize and distribute more than 13,000 pies.
WHEN: Pie sales are taking place now through Saturday November 20, 2010.
HOW: To order a pie or make a donation, call Carolyn McKibben, Pie seller #2856 at (781) 444‐5464
Congratulations Chestnut Hill School!
November 15, 2010 | 4:57 pm
Posted by Carolyn
A Step Up was thrilled to learn that the Chestnut Hill School (CHS) held their 2nd annual Read-a-Thon to support School on Wheels after CHS parents learned about School on Wheels at an event hosted by A Step Up. The mission of School on Wheels is to educate children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential. The Read-a-thon at the Chestnut Hill School raised $1400.00 that will provide new books, backpacks and school supplies for children impacted by homelessness. A Step Up is tremendously proud of the students and families at The Chestnut Hill School for their support of children impacted by homelessness and it goes without saying that we are huge fans of School on Wheels. If you would like support School on Wheels or learn how to have a read-a-thon at your local school, go to sowma.org or find School on Wheels on astepupma.org.0 Comment