Kudos to Flight Crew member Wendy
Davis for turning her regular weekend ride into a
mini-canned food drive/fundraiser for local needy families. You can
read about it on her blog,
A Pabst Smear, but here's the basic idea:
- Call up your friends. Maybe
you already have a ride scheduled, or maybe you just want to get
some buddies together. Be sure to ask everyone to bring dried or
canned goods (or cash) to be donateld to your local Food Bank or
other charitable institution...and that you'll "do all the work"
(it's actually amazingly easy-- see below).
- Once you arrive at the Meeting Point for your
ride, leave your car trunk open and invite everyone to put their
donated stuff inside. (Here's where the cash option comes in
handy. If your friends are anything like ours, several will have
forgotten to bring food, but will still want to help out. Checks
can be made out directly to the institution you selected back in
- Ride! Be sure to have fun.
- After the ride, drive by your local charity
(during the holidays, many supermarkets have Canned Food
drives too so this step this can be as simple as stopping by the
grocery store on your way home). Offload the goods, be sure to say
"you're welcome!" ...and you're done.
That Wendy. Pretty smart, huh? Just one reason why we like her
PS: Happy Holidays from all of us at Aribone.