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 house for you and your kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!