The lobby for folks needing food donations was full. That, in and of itself, was an eye opener. JDC did indeed rock the cause; we collected 644 pounds of food!
Each family in need receives 20 pounds of food. We are able to feed 32 families this holiday season. We also donated $35.00 in cash as well.
Nice job to all involved!
On December 10, musicians gathered to collect food to donate to Carroll County Food Sunday. Charity is not always about raising money. Charity is about raising awareness, or donating time for a great cause. During these hard economic times, food banks are stretched in order to meet the needs of so many. In order to have a successful food drive, so many things have to come into play. First, a venue in which to collect food. Eldersburg Shoppers Warehouse was supportive in allowing JDC to organize a food drive from 9am to 2pm. Second, a giving public who recognize the importance and the need for such an event. Finally, volunteers who donate their time and talents in order to reach a goal.
Today’s goal was just to do some good for those who are hungry this holiday season. For the 15 or so musicians, who donated their time today, from The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra, our goals were not only met, but they far exceeded our expectations. JDC will be donating a trailer full of canned fruits, vegetables, soup, and boxed foods along with many other food donations. Of the nearly 250 fliers distributed, nearly 100 eager shoppers responded overwhelmingly to help donate. Shoppers were entertained by none other than Mr. Joe Dundore playing the sweet sounds of Christmas on a cold and breezy December day on his trusty saxaphone. Shoppers were greeted by enthusiastic musicians, who worked hard to make this inaugural food drive a success. Shoppers who donated food were also given an 11 minute dvd which promoted our efforts to do charitable work. Thank you to Neil Beller and Kit and Kaboodle Productions for providing this informational and entertaining piece so vital in making this such a success.
One of the highlights for us today was a family who was eager to donate food to our cause because in the past, food banks were a vital source for providing to them. We knew our efforts were well worth it in hearing this families story, and their willingness to spare what they could for others.
Our goal is continuing to let the public know that The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra will lend our talents in order to promote many different charities. JDC is anxious to entertain you in the name of charity next. Once again, thank you to a very generous public for making this fundraiser such a huge and rewarding success for all involved.