Sunday, September 16, 2007

Delivering the Love

Today I did a good deed and volunteered at God's Love We Deliver. It's a non-profit organization that's been providing nutritious meals to New York's seriously ill for over 20 years. It started during the height of the AIDS epidemic, but has evolved as it's grown and now serves people with a variety of debilitating illnesses. Despite the name, it's not a religious organization--a common misconception.

So, I was there as the organizer of a group from the NU Club of Greater New York. (That's the Northwestern University Alumni Club, FYI.) It's my third time volunteering at the site with that group and my second as an organizer. I have to say, it feels good to be able to volunteer in a way that involves more than just cutting a check. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The money needed to buy all the food this organization feeds its clients has to come from somewhere, after all.

We spent the afternoon peeling and chopping two huge bags of carrots. Here's a little look into the kitchen:

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