Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New York City Thanksgiving - Part I

Thanksgiving in New York City is celebratory beyond compare. So to start the holiday off right, today I had the honor of helping my friend Susie and other incredible volunteers assemble completely stocked turkey dinners for families in need. Held at NYC's Chelsea Piers and starting at a challenging 4 o'clock in the morning (yes, they served a boatload of coffee!), the effort was on behalf of of the non-profit FeedingNYC. The charity was founded in 2001 by LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio, who has seen the meal count rise from 40 dinners to the whopping 1,500 assembled today. Volunteering was a blast, but you can also donate moo-lah if you don't live here - yet! Oh, and shout out to fellow volunteer and blogger of NYC Stories!