Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party

I was contacted recently by Community Servings to attend a kickoff party for their fundraising event, Pie in the Sky. I had never heard of the organization or the event, so I did some research online and decided to head to the party. Megan from Delicious Dishings joined me for the evening and I was so glad she came!

The party was held at Rocca where they served some signature “pie” cocktails. After having a drink and catching up, Megan and I decided to find out what this organization was all about. We headed over to a guy in a suit and introduced ourselves. Turns out he was the CEO of Community Servings, David Waters. He went on to tell us that Community Servings provides delicious meals to sick clients and their dependents. So if you were a single mom who got critically ill, they would bring three meals plus a snack to your houseย for you and your kids.

These fun fortune-tellers were on all the tables. I should have grabbed one!

The best part about it is that they can feed one person for an entire week on just $25! That’s amazing. David then went on to explain that the Pie in the Sky fundraiser hopes to raise $450,000 this year for Community Servings at a fundraising cost of just 8%. They have partnered with over 150 Boston area restaurants and bakeries who donate pies to the fundraiser. The pies are sold for $25 apiece. So not only do you get a great pie for Thanksgiving, you can feel proud that you helped feed someone for a week! Last year, they sold over 13,000 pies and hope to beat that number this year.

The cute folder they gave us with all of our pie seller info

After chatting with David, Megan and I both went upstairs to sign up to sell pies! The best part is you can order the pie online and choose a pick up location near your home or office to pick up your pie on the day before Thanksgiving. Pie flavor choices include apple, pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and diabetic apple.

Having a tasty cocktail!

They also offer raffle pies which is a way to raise even more money for the organization. These $75 apple pies come wrapped to give as a gift and enter you in the raffle. Prizes range from a week long timeshare to a case of Sam Adams beer every month for a year.

This is actually a costume! You might see someone in Boston wearing it some time.

So in case you can’t tell already, I loved what this organization is all about and can get on board with selling pies. Remember that they don’t deliver the pies, so you do want to be in the Boston area if you order a pie. I will let everyone know when my online pie ordering link is ready to go, so be watching for that soon!

To see a list of pickup locations, click here.
To see a list of the bakeries and restaurants providing the pies, click here.
If you would like to donate to Pie in the Sky, click here.
If you would like to volunteer for Pie in the Sky, click here.

For any other information, check out the Community Servings website (http://www.servings.org/) or the Pie in the Sky website (http://www.pieinthesky.org/).

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!

    Pin It

17 Responses to “Ten Baking Tips from a Professional Baker”

  1. #
    Vicki — September 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    My friend and I took that same pizza class with Susan Miller in April. She is so sweet and such a great teacher. So much fun. We didn’t want the class to end. Hoping to do another class at KAF this winter. Love your blog!

  2. #
    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Great tips!

  3. #
    Krystal — September 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Awesome tips, and it looks like a lot of fun at the KAF…how cool is that!!

  4. #
    We Are Not Martha — September 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I guess I usually cook my veggies before putting them on pizza, but I never thought that you had to! VERY good to know. Also, I need to go smell my whole wheat flour ASAP. Great tips ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. #
    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — September 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    fantastic tips!!! i just smelled my flour and threw it out!!! thanks so much!!!

  6. #
    Eliana — September 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    What a great batch of tips! Thanks for much for sharing.

  7. #
    Megan — September 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Wow. You remembered so many awesome tips! It’s surprising to look back and see how much we all learned and picked up on in such a short time. I love this list.

    Did you get to watch Just Desserts last night? Drama, drama, drama!

  8. #
    theblogisthenewblack — September 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, thanks or these great tips!

  9. #
    nutmegnanny — September 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Awesome tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. #
    Kerstin — September 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What a cute idea for a post – love it! Just voted for you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. #
    meghan — September 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    This is a great recap. I feel like I learned more last weekend than I have in awhile. . . or maybe I was just more interested in baking than most other things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. #
    Shannon — September 24, 2010 at 1:46 am

    thanks for passing along the tips!! i was bummed i couldn’t make it ๐Ÿ™

  13. #
    WizzyTheStick — September 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    All great tips! I love the first one so simple but really useful

  14. #
    The Small Boston Kitchen — September 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    LOVE IT! This post was great. Such a fun weekend, great job summing it up!

  15. #
    Sarah — September 25, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I love these tips! Thanks so much for posting them. And thanks for the info about KAF’s baking help hotline – I will DEFINITELY be using that!

  16. #
    newlywed — September 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    That is an interesting tip about whole wheat flour!

  17. #
    Daisy — September 27, 2010 at 1:45 am

    such a great post! very nice recap and photos of all the tips we learned.

    I’m glad you and your girlfriends enjoyed The Abbey this weekend as well! new restaurants are so exciting.

Leave a Comment