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Community Services Program
Communications - Community Services -
Marilyn Sams, CCM, Chairperson
NECMA is proud to support Community Servings' Pie In The Sky as part of its Community Services Program - Clubs Collecting For Communities.
More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit and engages the public in the mission of Community Servings -- Massachusetts' free home-delivered meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each November since 1993, Boston's best restaurants, bakeries, caterers and hotels donate thousands of pies that over 500 volunteers then sell to family, friends and colleagues. Each pie costs $25, providing a week's worth of hearty home-delivered meals to a Community Servings' client and a tasty Thanksgiving treat to the buyer.
Corporate donors provide financial support and donations of in-kind services. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our pie sellers and volunteers, $.92 of every $1.00 raised in 2009 went directly to feeding Community Servings' clients.
Rest assured, when you support Community Servings through Pie in the Sky, your contribution goes directly to our neighbors in greatest need -- homebound individuals and families struggling with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Club Managers, family and friends:
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NECMA Club Pie Bakers included:
University Club of Boston
Old Sandwich, Golf Club
The Country Club
St. Botolph Club
Harvard Club of Boston
Charter Oak Country Club.
Bake a dozen or more pies for donation to Pie In The Sky. Sign Up To Bake Pies! We sell Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Diabetic Apple Pies.
Sign Up To Bake Pies! We sell Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Diabetic Apple Pies.
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Step 2. Complete our Baker Donation Form
Please complete and return the form as soon as you can. This is the time you will let us know how many pies you can donate and when you would like your pies to be picked up (Monday or Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving).
View Baker Donation Form
View Baker Directory
Step 3. Confirmation Call
Sometime during the week of Nov 5th we will call to confirm a flavor of pie and a convenient pickup date.
Step 4. Pie Box Special Delivery
Special Delivery! On Saturday, November 10th, a Community Servings' volunteer will drop off flattened Pie in the Sky Boxes and Tins.
Step 5. Get bakin'!
Bake your pies using your own recipe before 11/19 or 11/20, whichever date you choose. Your pies will be gathered at "Pie Central" for distribution.
Step 6. Pack up the pies to go!
Pack up the pies to go!- Place the pies inside the Pie in the Sky boxes which will be delivered to you on Saturday, November 10th.
Step 7. Ready for Pick-up
Have pies ready for pick up on Monday, November 19th or Tuesday, November 20th (whatever date you specified). We'll give you a confirmation call and be stopping by to pick up the pies on the specified day.
Questions? Contact Tracy Gibbs, Special Events Manager at (617) 522-7777 x235.
If you would like to sign up for a Pie in the Sky volunteer opportunity, please fill out this form.
History of Pie in the Sky
In 1993, members of the restaurant community -- who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS -- conceptualized and launched Pie in the Sky. Knowing how food can improve someone's emotional and physical well-being, Pie in the Sky was an ideal way for Boston's chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs to support Community Servings' clients. As our mission has expanded to serve people struggling with any life-threatening illness, our friends in the restaurant community have stood by us. Through their generosity, Pie in the Sky is now the World's Greatest Bake Sale -- raising 15% of Community Servings' private fundraising revenue! We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support and encourage you to frequent their establishments.
Visit Community Servings Pie In the Sky website.
About Community Servings
As New England's expert in home-delivered nutrition for the critically ill, Community Servings provides meals to the acutely ill, their families, and their caregivers. Our clients live in 18 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and battle over 35 different types of illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, breast and other cancers, and kidney disease.
Thanks to a dedicated group of donors and volunteers, Community Servings is extremely cost-efficient: it costs just $25 to prepare and deliver a week's worth of nutritious and comforting meals to a sick client.
In 1990, we delivered our first meal to a man dying from AIDS. After caring for the HIV/AIDS community for 14 years, we expanded our mission to serve people with any critical illness, including mothers struggling with breast cancer, their children and grandfathers fighting liver disease. To help us meet the growing demand for our meals and services, we constructed and relocated to a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen and nutrition facility in July 2007. Our new home has doubled our space and will enable us to significantly increase meal capacity and expand our geographic service area. The building also provides enough room to add related services, such as on-site nutrition education workshops and a food service job-training program. Regardless of our growth, Community Servings will never waver from our founding goals: to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, to preserve the integrity of their families, to provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and to send the message that someone cares.
To learn more about Community Servings, click here
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Boston, MA 02130
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