I'm reaching out to all of my blog friends to ask you to participate in my AARP Create the Good House Party. A couple of months ago I submitted an idea for a "party" to be held the weekend of September 11th. This "party" isn't really a party, it's a community event. It's my plan to contact local businesses to solicit donations to purchase fresh produce. We'll then work with a local food pantry to distribute the produce to families who are in need of food. The food pantries are a good source of boxed and canned food, but the produce is certainly not fresh. I'll do the leg work to solicit donations, but I'm asking you to offer your time on Saturday, September 10th beginning at 1:00 pm to help distribute the food - and possibly some other items. (I had an offer of blankets tonight. Most donations will not be turned down.)
Please contact me via e-mail if you're able to donate your time, money or items for this event, or if you have a suggestion of who I might contact to request a donation. I'm hoping for an event that will bring welcome relief to those in need, and a sense of satisfaction to those who participate. AARP has committed to providing a goody package for the event to help make it a success. Won't you help too? It's a great way to give back and make our country a better place. Let's help make the USA a country that makes sure her citizens don't go hungry.
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