Creativity meets giving back in more ways than one
A day of giving thanks…. do we take it for granted? For the fortunate of us, we have families who however dysfunction they may be, still love and care for us immensely. We get one day to sit surrounded by loved ones and get to fill our bellies with delicious food (Tell me why we do not do this everyday. At least the food part). However, there are so many people out there that do not have a single family member around them. Some have to question when their next meal is coming or how long it will take until the grumbling in their food pits stop. It is terrible that we can not all get to enjoy this family oriented holiday.
Thankfully, there are kind-hearted souls out there who aspire to help those persons in any way that they can. On November 25 (Thanksgiving) in the core of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, AMG (Avenue Music Group) hosted an event to give back. In front of TD bank, volunteers gave their time to distribute clothes, canned and fresh food and toiletries for those of the needy. Creative professionals also donated their talent to the event through poetry, singing, guitar playing, art and more. Collaborations happened, networking happened and smiles formed to all who were able to come through. As one of the volunteers, it put so much joy in my heart to help those less fortunate. I hope we were able to make their lives just a little bit brighter even if for just one day.