The weather is getting chillier and it’s finally time to dig out those oh-so-fashionable winter clothes you’ve managed to hide away in storage six months ago. Don’t worry, seasonal changes always means quality shopping time, especially as we approach the winter holidays. But before you succumb to the next two months of pie and cake and turkey induced belt-unbuckling, take a moment to reflect on all the things you are thankful for this fall. We always talk about taking a moment to stop and smell the roses, but how many of us have actually put nose to flower (bush? tree?) on a regular occasion?
Here’s your chance.
SGA, GCR, and BLSC are teaming up in an effort to help those who are struggling after last weeks storm. Sandy was mean. She left us battered and bruised but she has also brought out the best in us. We’ve had blood drives, volunteer efforts, and food cooking on the streets. But we know many students may not be able to get out as much or as far, so we’re bringing the volunteering a little closer to home.
Starting Wednesday, November 5th, boxes will be placed in three locations on campus to collect canned goods for the City Harvest Daily News Food Drive. This is the largest food drive in NYC and this year, it will be even more essential to gather supplies for those friends and families who were battered by Sandy. We will be collecting canned goods of all shapes and sizes and contacting City Harvest for pick up. They will only come get it if the boxes are over 100lbs. Even if each of us donates one can, we can easily surpass that amount.
So next time you go to the grocery store, be thankful for what you’re able to get (cakes, pies, and turkeys inclusive), and perhaps pick up a can of veggies for someone who isn’t as fortunate. Let’s start start smelling the roses and helping our community.
For more info about the City Harvest Drive: http://www.cityharvest.org/dnrc