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NEW ENGLAND CLUB MANAGERS ASSOCIATION DONATES TO COMMUNITY SERVINGS PIE IN THE SKY
The New England Club Managers Association member clubs donates fresh baked pies to Boston-based Community Servings' Annual Pie In The Sky
NORTON, MASSACHUSETTS - October 24, 2012 - The New England Club Managers Association has launch a community services program in support of Community Servings' Pie In the Sky - The World's Greatest Bake Sale fundraising program, as part of its nationwide "Clubs Collecting for Communities" campaign.
New England Chapter Member Clubs will bake and donate the freshest and finest Thanksgiving pies to Community Servings to be sold to the public to benefit their clients. 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.
"Club Collecting for Communities" is a national program, created by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), with hundreds of Clubs throughout the United States taking part in this vital campaign to help in our surrounding communities.
The New England Club Managers Association is proud to be making a difference in our communities.
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. Find more information at www.pieinthesky.org
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.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 240 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, visit our web site at www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional association for managers of leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, military and fraternal clubs in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1927, CMAA provides executive career services, a lifetime professional development program and a national trade magazine, Club Management, to its nearly 6,000 members. For more information about CMAA or its Certification Program, visit its web site at www.cmaa.org.
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