WIC Partners with Second Harvest for Virtual Food Drive

We had such a grand time at the “WIC Gives Back” holiday party on December 9, that we’ve decided to continue the celebratory-feels-great-to-give-back-to-our-community feeling by having a virtual food drive!

Women in Consulting (WIC) is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to bring hope, relief, and security to our neighbors struggling with hunger this holiday season and beyond. From now until January 17, 2011, our Holiday-and-Ring-in-the-New-Year Food and Fund Drive will help the Food Bank meet more of the growing need in our community.

Your support allows Second Harvest to continue providing 45 million pounds of food each year—that’s 35 million meals—to every zip code in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties! With one in four individuals at risk for hunger in both counties, your participation could not come at a more crucial time. 
HOW TO HELP

DONATE FUNDS

Visit https://donate.shfb.org/vfd/ to make a donation and see how Second Harvest can stretch your dollar. 

  • Choose “Community Group” for the Donor Type
  • Select “Women in Consulting” from the pull-down menu for Organization Name
  • Enter nothing for Team Name
  • Click Next and then Donate Now
  • Enter a dollar amount in the upper right corner or click a food from the list, if you prefer
  • Follow the rest of the online instructions to finish the transaction

And you won’t believe how much more food Second Harvest can buy if they receive monetary donations vs. food! I was blown away! The average cost for donors to fill up one food collection barrel is $240.  If donated to Second Harvest, that same $240 could fill up 2.7 barrels full of nutritious food, essentially tripling the impact of your gift. 

SPREAD THE WORD

Forward this blog post to friends and family or update your Facebook status to:

Help me feed local families this holiday drive by visiting https://donate.shfb.org/vfd/ and donating to Women in Consulting’s Virtual Food Drive!  Together we can end local hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

A LITTLE BIT FROM EACH OF US CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
If every one of our 400+ community members gave $10, Second Harvest that would be the equivalent of 45 barrels from our organization. Please help us reach our goal!

A donation in honor of your clients would also make the perfect holiday gift. I know I love when I’ve received gifts like that.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season! I look forward to seeing everyone in 2010!
WIC GIVES BACK PARTY
On December 9, WIC had its annual holiday celebration — with a twist. First we met at Second Harvest where we helped out for two hours; then we headed over to TGIFriday’s for dinner. TGIFriday’s also donated 20 percent of our non-bar tab to Second Harvest. And WIC made a donation in honor of entire pro bono team who gives generously of their time to keep us running. Thanks for all of your continuing efforts on WIC’s behalf and also to everyone who made this particular event a success!

Below is the entire WIC-SVAMA team (click to see a larger version of the photo) who sorted food at the Second Harvest San Jose Location. I had a great time doing this event and look forward to WIC making this an annual tradition for our holiday party. There was another group that worked at the San Mateo location, headed up by Deb McClanahan–the brain behind this new approach to celebrating the holidays. Thanks Deb!

Roland Fernandez (SVAMA), Carole Rose, Pirie Jensen, Stacey Vulakh, Karmen Read, Eric Doner (SVAMA), Kathie Sherman, Lisa Strand, Melody Appleton, Melissa Stacey, Renee Dagget, Angi Roberts, Jennifer Berkley, M.A. Brasted, Amanda Loyd (SVAMA), and in the very back our Second Harvest volunteer coordinator Anthony who was being camera shy. 🙂

avery@aveconsulting.com' About Avery Horzewski

Principal of AVE Consulting, Avery is a marketing and customer communications consultant, and serves on WIC's board of directors as president. As a consultant, she works with companies of all sizes to develop compelling, persuasive, and effective customer-centric marketing and communication strategies that encompass everything from websites to social media to print collateral. Avery assumed the role of WIC president in January 2010, after overseeing the organization’s marketing, PR, social media, and website initiatives for three years.

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